Monday, 15 September 2014


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the time table and schedule of activities for the forthcoming Adamawa State governorship bye-election. The bye- election to replace the impeached Governor Murtala Nyako has been slated for October 11, in accordance with Section 191(2) of the 1999 Constitution. Below is the schedule of activities


Notice of election
15th August, 2014
Section 30(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides not later than 14 days before the election.
Last date for the conduct of Party Primaries including resolution of disputes arising from the Primaries
7th September, 2014
To enable Political Parties democratically nominate candidates for the election as required by Section 87 of the Electoral Act, 2010
Last day for the submission of Forms CFOO2, CF001 and nomination forms at the INEC Headquarters.
17th September, 2014
Section 31(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides for not later than 60 days before the election.
Last day for the publication of Personal Particulars of candidate. CF001.
23rd September, 2014
Section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 2010 provides for publication within 7 days of the receipt of the form CF001.
Submission of names of Party Agents for the election to the Electoral Officer of the Local Government.
29th September, 2014
Section 45 of the Electoral Act, 2010. Provides not later than 7 days before the election.
Last day for campaigns.
9th October, 2014
Section 99(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 prohibits advertisements or broadcasts of campaigns 24hours prior to the day of election.
Date of election.
11th October, 2014
Section 191(2) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) provides for conduct of bye-elections within three months of vacancy.

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