The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would hold the supplementary presidential and National Assembly elections on March 9, alongside the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye revealed this in a statement issued on Friday.
According to the statement, the supplementary election is to take care of areas where elections could not hold or where returns could not be made following the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.
He said the decision was taken at the end of their meeting on Thursday, about 24 hours after issuing certificate of return to declared winners of the presidential elections, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
See the statement below.