Nigeria, Feb. 26 -- Nigeria's electoral body, INEC, on Thursday fixed the Aba North/South Federal Constituency of Abia State bye-election for March 27.

The seat was declared vacant following the death of Ossy Prestige, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) lawmaker, on February 6 in Germany.

He was first elected in 2015 to represent his constituency at the House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 2019.

In its schedule of activities released on Thursday, the commission fixed the conduct of primaries among political parties interested in the position between March 4 and 10 while the last day for submission of list of nominated candidates is at 6 p.m. on March 16.

"Political parties fielding candidates for the bye-election sho...