INEC Fixes New Date For Bayelsa And Kogi State Governorship Elections 

By Ikenga Chronicles May 16, 2019

INEC Fixes New Date For Bayelsa And Kogi State Governorship Elections 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Kogi and Bayelsa State governorship elections.

The Commission in a statement signed by Festus Okoye, Head of Voters Education, said the two states’ elections, scheduled to hold on November 2, have been moved to Saturday, November 16, 2019.

INEC said the shift became necessary having received “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 careful consideration of the appeals, the Commission at its regular weekly meeting held today, Thursday, 16th May, decided to shift the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states to Saturday, 16th November 2019.”

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