INEC fixes July 8 for the bye-election to replace the Late Senator Adeleke Isiaka

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[Osun]–The Independent National​ Electorial Commission (INEC) has fixed July 8 for Osun-West Senatorial District bye-election to elect a new senator for the replacement of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

In a notice by Administrative Secretary, INEC, Osun, Mr E.A Ademusire, in Osogbo on Monday, conduct of parties’ primaries would commence on Tuesday through June14 while the election would hold on July 8.

The notice stated that bye-election was scheduled “consequent upon the position of the enabling status that bye-elections to fill the declared vacant seat by the National Assembly be conducted within 30 days upon the declaration.

“Take note that by the directives of the Chairman, Independent National​ Electoral Commission’s bye-election for Osun West Senatorial seat will hold on Saturday, July 8, 2017.”

The attachment to the notice however indicated that last day of submission of party nomination form is June 15, publication of nominated candidate’s names, June 22 and submission of names and addresses of party agents to INEC officer, June 30.

Recall that Senator Isiaka Adeleke died on April 23 at the Biket Hospital, Osogbo, Osun state after he suffered a heart attack.

The state government under Governor Rauf Aregbesola later set up a coroner inquest panel to find out the cause of the Senator’s death.

Dr Taiwo Sholaja, the lead pathologist handling the autopsy of the late senator declared that he died of overdose before the panel and this position was subsequently adopted by the Coroner.




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