The Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State on Monday notified the electorate of its readiness to conduct both the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe State House of Assembly Constituency bye-elections on October 31.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun, made this known in a statement in Lagos.
Olumekun said the notices would be served at the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe State House of Assembly Constituency.
The commissioner noted that this was in line with Section (30)3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The section states: “In the case of a bye-election, the Commission shall not later than 14 days before the date appointed for the election publish a notice stating the date of the election.”
The bye-elections are necessitated by the demise of the representative of Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Adebayo Osinowo, and member representing Kosofe in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Tunde Braimoh.
NAN recalls that Osinowo was a Nigerian businessman and politician.
Osinowo, until his death, was representing Lagos East in the Senate and also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Industries.
He died on June 15 at the age of 64.
Also, Braimoh until his death was the member representing Kosofe Constituency II and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security.
The deceased died on July 10 at the age of 59 after a brief illness.