INEC to conduct Governorship Elections in Kogi, Bayelsa On 2nd Nov

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INEC to conduct Governorship Elections in Kogi, Bayelsa On 2nd Nov
Pic.36. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

INEC to conduct Governorship Elections in Kogi, Bayelsa On 2nd Nov

Date of Governorship Elections for Kogi and Bayelsa States has been fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold November 2nd, 2019.

Mr Festus Okoye, who is INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Information, made the announcement yesterday.

The announcement came after a meeting of the electoral body at its headquarters in Abuja where it approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the elections.

The Electoral Commission also explained that an official notice for both elections would be issued on the 1st of August, while all political parties who wants to field candidates would conduct their primaries from August 2-29.

It has been disclosed that the Commission has fixed August 2nd for the commencement of campaigns by political parties and would be rounded up on October 31.

The Commission also made it very clear that all the political parties sponsoring candidates in the polls must submit the list of their agents for the exercise on or before October 2nd.

INEC advised all those concerned in the coming elections to take the timetable and schedule of activities very serious and also adhere strictly to them.

The electoral commission conducted the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on the 23rd of February, while that of the Governorship and State House of Assembly were conducted on March 9th.

The governorship elections held in only 29 states in the country.

Those states excluded were Kogi, Bayelsa, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Anambra, and Edo States.

INEC’s full statement below:

INEC to conduct Governorship Elections in Kogi, Bayelsa On 2nd Nov

INEC to conduct Governorship Elections in Kogi, Bayelsa On 2nd Nov

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