Member elect’s death: APC commends INEC for re-scheduling by-election


 The All Progressives Congress in Plateau has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for rescheduling the by-election to fill the vacancy created by the death of a member-elect.

It would recalled that Mr Ezekiel Afon, a serving member of Plateau House of Assembly representing Pengana State Constituency died shortly after he was re-elected.


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INEC had fixed March 23, same day with the gubernatorial supplementary election, for the by-election, but later shifted on the request of APC for more time.

Chief Letep Dabang, Plateau APC Chairman told  Newsmen on Wednesday in Jos  that the party protested the scheduling of the by- election for this Saturday.

“That is another area that we had our own disagreement with INEC.

“Results were already concluded, winner was already declared for Pengana Constituency and the man died after the declaration.


Source: Vanguard Newspaper