INEC Fixes August 18 For Bye-Election To Replace Murdered Taraba Lawmaker
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Aug. 18 for bye election into Takum 1 Taraba House of Assembly seat.
Resident Electoral Commissioner for the state, Baba Yusuf, said this on Wednesday while addressing state party chairmen in Jalingo.
Yusuf explained that the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Abel Diah had written to the commission on Tuesday declaring the seat vacant.
Mr Hosea Ibi, representing Takum 1 constituency, was abducted in Takum on Dec 31, 2017 and murdered by his abductors in Jan. 2018.
Yusuf urged the stakeholders to cooperate with the commission to ensure a successful election.
“I am pleased to inform you that the Speaker of Taraba Assembly, Mr Abel Diah wrote to the commission on Tuesday, July 24, and declared the long awaited Takum 1 seat vacant.
“The commission is therefore mandated by law to conduct a bye election to fill the vacancy within 30 days,” he said.