Breaking: Supplementary elections scheduled for April 15
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fixed April 15th for the conduct of all outstanding governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections.
The announcement was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi on Monday. \
According to him, the decision was made at a meeting held by the Commission on the same day.
Oyekanmi further stated that a detailed official statement would be released shortly by the electoral body.
The conduct of supplementary elections had been pending due to inconclusive polls in some states, where no candidate met the constitutional requirement of securing the highest number of votes cast and also having at least 25% of the votes in at least two-thirds of the local government areas in the affected states.
This development has generated a lot of interests, with many Nigerians hoping that the outcome of the supplementary polls would help address the lingering political disputes in some states.
With the scheduled date now set, all eyes will be on INEC to ensure the timely and transparent conduct of the supplementary elections.
In other news, the Executive Committee of the PDP in Igyorov Ward of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State, suspended Ayu on Sunday, after passing a vote of no confidence on him for anti-party activities.
Speaking on the issue, Wike who was a guest on Sunrise Daily, stated that he supports the move because Ayu played a major role in the colossal failure of the PDP in the 2023 general elections.
“I am in support of the suspension,” Wike replied when asked if he was behind the actions of the PDP officials in Benue.
“In fact if he (Ayu) had left before now, they would have said he has left and that was why the PDP failed the election,” the governor buttressed his point.
“First of all, if you are a member of the party will you be happy with the way the party is today, it is only in this country that you see someone who has failed woefully and without any conscience would still like to occupy the position
“In advanced countries like you see and you are the head of the party, I feel like such a colossal failure you do not need anybody to tell you to turn in the towel
“So those in his ward from Benue are hungry, why are they angry before now Ayu ought to have left that office, people were saying we were pushing for Ayu to leave and that we had a hidden agenda to make PDP fail
“Ayu remained and PDP didn’t win, you lost your unit as National Chairman you lost your ward, as National Chairman you lost your Local government, as National Chairman of the party not only did you take a distant third in the presidential election you also lost in the state gubernatorial election,” Wike explained.