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  • What The Electoral Act Says About The Death Of A Candidate
  • The untimely death of APC governorship aspirant in Kogi state Prince Abubakar Audu, who is also leading in yesterday governorship election in Kogi state have thrown up issues of what next the election umpire INEC will do. The Nigeria constitution only made mention of death of elected candidate that is yet to be sworn in. The 2010 Electoral acts in section 36, states that

    SECTION 36 - Death of a candidate - (1) If after the time for the delivery of nomination paper and before the commencement of the poll, a nominated candidate dies, the Chief National Electoral Commissioner or the Resident Electoral Commissioner shall, being satisfied of the fact of the death, countermand the poll in which the deceased candidate was to participate and the Commission shall appoint some other convenient date for the election within 14 days.
    (2) The list of voters to be used at a postponed election shall be the official voters register, which was to be used if the election had not been postponed.

    This is the closest the electoral acts states regarding Prince Abubakar Audu Death

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