Niger: INEC to conduct supplementary House of Assembly polls in four LGs


The Niger State Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed that all arrangements are set for the conduct of supplementary elections for the State House of Assembly seats in 15 polling units of four local government areas.

The supplementary elections will hold on Saturday, 15 April 2023.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ahmed Yusha’u Garki, made this known at a stakeholder meeting at INEC Headquarters in Minna.

The councils affected include Agaie, Agwara, Rafi and Rijau.

He hinged the success recorded during the 2023 general polls in the state to the understanding between the various stakeholders across the political divides while urging them to maintain the tempo.

Garki also commended security agencies, particularly the Nigeria Police Force, for displaying professionalism by abiding by the electoral law during the presidential, national and state assembly and governorship elections.

Responding, representatives of political parties urged the electoral umpire to deploy experienced staff to where the supplementary elections will be conducted to ensure a hitch-free exercise.

The representatives, who took turns to speak, described the conduct of the general elections as the most credible since 1999 in the country.