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UPDATE: INEC Sets Date For 2022 Ekiti Governorship Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed 18th of June 2022 for the Ekiti State Governorship election.

The information is contained in a time-table signed by the Commission’s secretary, Mrs. Rose Oriaran-Anthony.

The commission quoted Section 178 (1) &(2) of the 1999 Constitution and section 25 (8) of the Electoral Act which empowers it to conduct election to the office of the governor not earlier than 150 days and not later than 30 days before the expiration of the tenure of the incumbent Governor.

According to the time table, political parties are expected to conduct their primaries including resolution of disputes arising from the exercise between 4th and 29th of January, 2022.

The commencement of campaigns by political parties in public is billed for March 20, 2022.

The statement affirms that the tenure of Governor Kayode Fayemi will end on October 15, 2022.

Amos Ogunrinde

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