BREAKING: INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections

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BREAKING: INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections

BREAKING: INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections

The Governorship elections that is supposed to take place in Kogi and Bayelsa atates has been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Festus Okoye, who is the Electoral Commission’s Head of Voters Education, made it known via a statement that the two states’ elections, scheduled to hold on November 2, have been moved to Saturday, November 16, 2019.

INEC stated that the shift became important having gotten “several appeals from the government, state assembly, elders, religious leaders, traditional rulers and other critical stakeholders in Bayelsa State, that the election date coincides with the state’s annual Thanksgiving day which is backed by the Bayelsa State Thanksgiving Day Law 2012.”

“After a deep and careful consideration of the appeals, the commission during its regular weekly meeting which was held today, Thursday, 16th May decided to shift the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states to Saturday, 16th November 2019”

INEC also made it clear that the timelines for all other activities leading to the election have also been adjusted to align with the new date.

BREAKING: INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections

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