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UPDATED: INEC fixes dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed June 18 and July 16, 2021 for the Ekiti and Osun States governorship elections.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Yakubu said the move was part of the commission’s policy of announcing the dates of elections in advance to enable early and effective preparations by all concerned.

He explained that the tenure of the Ekiti state governor would expire on October 15, 2022 while that of Osun would expire on November 26, 2022

“The detailed Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the two elections have been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms”, he added.

The INEC boss implored political parties and aspirants to ensure rancor-free primaries and conduct peaceful electioneering campaigns.

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