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INEC issues notice of Surulere Bye-Election in Lagos


The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State has officially published the notice of the Surulere Federal Constituency I by-election, complying with the electoral regulations.

INEC Public Affairs Officer in Lagos State, Mrs. Adenike Oriowo confirmed that the notice was displayed on Thursday at the commission’s headquarters in Sabo-Yaba and at the Surulere Local Government Area Office for public viewing.

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Oriowo highlighted the electoral law’s requirement, stating, “Section 28 (3) of the Electoral Act 2022 provides that this should be done not later than 14 days before the election.”

She assured the public that INEC has initiated the necessary activities and timetable for the election, emphasizing the commission’s commitment to strict adherence to laws and guidelines.

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“The commission will not fail to deliver a credible bye-election in the constituency,” Oriowo affirmed.

The by-election is scheduled for February 3, 2024, in Surulere Federal Constituency, as part of INEC’s plan to conduct re-run and by-elections in nine states.

The timetable outlines the period for party primary elections, including dispute resolution, from January 5 to 9. Public campaigns by political parties will commence on January 18 and conclude on February 1.

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The vacancy in the Surulere seat emerged following the resignation of the former occupant, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila.

After his victory, President Bola Tinubu appointed Gbajabiamila as his Chief of Staff.

The upcoming election is crucial for filling this vacant position in the federal constituency.