Organisation : Independent National Election Commission
Announcement : Federal Constituency Bye-Election
Country : Nigeria
Federal Constituency Bye-Election :
Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency Bye-Election To Hold 20Th May
** The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency of Katsina state bye-election election for Saturday May 20th, 2017.
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** This was contained in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the election signed and released by the Acting Secretary to the Commission, Musa H. Adamu.
** As contained in Timetable and Schedule of Activities, Friday the 28th April to Friday the 5th May 2017 have been scheduled for conduct of primaries by political parties in accordance with Section 30(3) of the Electoral Act 2010(as amended).
** Similarly, 15th May, 2017, is the last day for the publication of the list of nominated candidates as prescribed by section 31(3) of the Electoral Act (2010 as amended), while the last day for campaigns will be 18th May, 2017 in compliance to Section 99 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 which stipulates that campaigns should end 24 hours prior to the polling day.
Election Offences And Penalties :
** Laws regulate all aspects of our lives. The electoral process is no exception.
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended, the Electoral Act 2010, as amended and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Rules and Regulations constitute the legal framework which regulates our electoral process.
Provisions of these deal with the right to associate, vote, form Political Parties etc. Others include registration of voters, Election Day procedures, dispute resolution, etc.
** Breaches or violations of some of these provisions often attract penalties, which on conviction may be a fine, a term of imprisonment, or both.
Any conduct – action or inaction which is prohibited by the Constitution or the Electoral Act and a breach of which attracts punishment, is called an electoral offence.
Electoral offences may be committed by INEC or Security Officials, Political Parties and their officials, Candidates, Observers, Journalists/Media Houses or the general public.
** Listed in this leaflet are some of the electoral offences prescribed by Nigerian Law as at 31st January, 2017. Anyone in breach of any of these provisions is liable to being arrested and charged to court and prosecuted by INEC after investigation by the relevant Security Agencies.
About Us :
The origin of Electoral bodies in Nigeria can be traced to the period before Independence when the Electoral Commission of Nigeria (ECN) was established to conduct 1959 elections.
The Federal Electoral Commission (FEC), established in 1960 conducted the immediate post-independence federal and regional elections of 1964 and 1965 respectively.
The electoral body was however, dissolved after the military coup of 1966. In 1978, a new Federal Electoral Commission (FEDECO) was constituted by the regime of General Olusegun Obasanjo.
FEDECO organized the elections of 1979, which ushered in the Second Republic under the leadership of Alhaji Shehu Shagari. It also conducted the general elections of 1983.
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