The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced it will conduct a by-election for the vacant seat of Ibarapa East State Constituency of Oyo State on June 2.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo State, Mutiu Agboke, made this known on Tuesday while speaking to newsmen.
He said the by-election was necessitated by the death of the former Speaker, Michael Adeyemo, representing the constituency in the state House of Assembly.
He said: “Interested political parties are expected to conduct their primaries from May 16 to May 19.
“The election will take place in all 140 polling units recognised by INEC.”
Agboke assured the people of the constituency that the election would be free, fair and credible.
He urged residents of the area, whose permanent voter cards were still in the custody of the commission, to endeavour to collect them.