Breaking: INEC announces date for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

Breaking: INEC announces date for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reportedly announced that the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa state will take place on Saturday, November 2.

According to Sahara Reporters, this was confirmed by Festus Okoye who is the national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee.

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This was announced on Tuesday, April 9, following a meeting of the commission to finalise the schedule for the only two governorship elections.

Meanwhile, the defeated presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is allegedly lobbying the United States of America to recognize him as the duly elected in Nigeria.

A media aide of the presidential candidate, Paul Ibe, who was contacted by Legit.ng for reaction, promised to call back. He was yet to do so at the time of this report.

Atiku, who lost the 2019 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), according to a report by the Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP), is lobbying the US through two lawyers in Washington DC.

The research group dedicated to tracking money in US politics and its effects on elections and public policy, on Monday, April 8, said: “Enlisting the assistance of two high-powered Washington, D.C. lawyers, a Nigerian presidential candidate is looking for help in his legal challenge after his election loss."

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