REVEALED: Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections Set For November
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 2nd November, 2019 for governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
This was made known in a statement issued by the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday.
According to the timetable and schedule of activities for the elections, parties are expected to produce their candidates between 2nd and 29th August 2019.
The commission also said it will commence post elections review in May.
The statement reads, “The Commission at its meeting held today approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the Governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. which will hold in both Slates on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
“The official notice for both elections will be issued on 1st August 2019. while political parties that intend to sponsor candidates are to hold their primaries for the nomination of such candidates from 2nd -29th August 2019.
“Campaigns by Political Parties in public shall commence on 2nd August 2019 and end on 31st October 2019.
“The parties sponsoring candidates are required to submit the list of their agents not later than 2nd October 2019.
“The stated timelines are in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). All stakeholders are urged to take cognizance of and adhere strictly to them. ”
The Commission also said it has commenced work on a comprehensive report of the 2019 general elections and has mandated its Electoral Institute to undertake detailed researches into various aspects of the elections.
“It is the Commission’s hope that the outcomes of these reviews and studies will feed into further electoral reforms and its preparations for impending and future elections,” Mr Okoye said.