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INEC Fixes July 8 For By-election To Replace Late Senator Adeleke



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The Independent National Electoral Commission has scheduled July 8 for the conduct of the by-election to fill the Osun West Senatorial District vacant seat at the upper legislative chamber.

This was contained in a notice dated Monday, June 5th and signed by the Administrative Secretary of INEC in Osun State, Ademusire E.A.

The notice read, ” Consequent upon the provisions of the enabling statutes that bye-elections to fill the declared vacant seat by the National Assembly be conducted within 30 days upon the declaration, take notice that by the directives of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Bye Election for Osun West Senatorial seat will hold on Saturday 8th July 2017.”

The notice came just as politicians from various political parties also intensified preparations ahead of the elation.

A former governorship aspirant on the platform of the Labour Party, Mr. Wale Alakinde, has announced that he was interested in the race to pick the PDP’s ticket.

Alakinde, while speaking at a press conference said he was being pushed forward by the Ede community where Adeleke hailed from to continue the struggle to liberate the people from where Adeleke stopped.

He hailed Adeleke’s performance and his leadership style but said he would also help his constituents aside his performing his legislative duties effectively.

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