INEC Slates August 11 For Bye-Election To Replace Late Lawmaker, Ukpukpen

In Breaking News, National News, Politics

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The Independent National Electoral Commission has slated August 11, 2018 as the date for the bye-election to replace late state lawmaker representing Obudu constituency, Mr. Stephen Ukpukpen.

The commission had said it will release guidelines this week.

And, a timetable released by the commission and signed by its secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu on Thursday shows that the notice of election was issued on July 20, 2018 while the last day for the conduct of primaries by political parties is slated for Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

The last day for the submission of forms CF001,CF002 and nomination forms at the INEC headquarters in Abuja in accordance with section 31(1) of the electoral act 2010 as amended, is July 27, 2018.

The last day for the publication of forms CF001 and list of nominated candidates in accordance with section 31(3) as well as the submission of names and addresses of party agents to the electoral officer in accordance wih section 45(1) of the electoral act is August 3, 2018.

Meanwhile, campaigns are expected to end at the midnight of August 9, 2018 in accordance with Section 99(1) of the electoral act.

And, the elections will hold in accordance with section 16(1) of the 1999 constitution as amended and section 25(3) of the electoral act 2010 as amended on August 11, 2018.

Notice of poll posted at the office of the Commercial Cylist Union in Obudu. 21/7/2018. CrossRiverWatch/Jonathan Ugbal

Important facts to note:

. This will be the first time a sitting lawmaker from Obudu is been replaced at the House of Assembly.

. Obudu has only one state constituency and has been deprived of representation since the last lawmaker died on May 30, 2018.

. The last lawmaker, Stephen Ukpukpen was the first in the history of the local government to b reelected for a
second term as a state lawmaker.

. The state house of assembly has resolved that the late lawmaker’s family will continue receiving remunerations
entitled to the late lawmaker till the end of the eighth assembly.

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