Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the dates to conduct the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States, south west of the country.
The chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Wednesday at the meeting of the commission held at its headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
“In keeping with our policy of announcing the dates of elections in advance to enable early and effective preparations by all concerned, the Commission has approved that the Ekiti State Governorship election will hold on Saturday, June 18, 2022, while the Osun State Governorship election will hold one month later on Saturday, July 16, 2022,”
The INEC boss confirmed that the detailed schedule of activities of the two elections have been published on the social media handles and website of the commission.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu unveiled that a total of 56,872 new polling units, which means that the country now has 176,846 full-fledged polling units.
He further disclosed that the commission has relocated many polling units from inappropriate places to public buildings accessible to voters, polling agents, observers, and the media during elections.