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INEC says Osun West Bye-Election date remains unchanged

By Nofisat Marindoti, The Nigerian Voice, Osogbo
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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the Osun-West Bye-election slated to hold on July 8, 2017 would hold as scheduled.

INEC said there would not be postponement of the election, just as it denied any plan on that.

The electoral body was reacting to a statement credited to Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP which alleged that there were serious moves by the Osun State government to force the commission to shift the elections.

But INEC in a press release signed by its Director of Publicity and Voter Education at the commission, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, said that the commission was not planning to shift the election as alleged by the PDP.

Osaze-Uzzi said: “We are preparing for the election as scheduled and we have no plan to either postpone it or cancel it.

“That claim (by the PDP ) that the election was going to be postponed is not true. We are planning for the election and we are going ahead with it. I’m not aware of the plan to shift the election.”

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