- INEC has announced a new date for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship election
- The election would be holding on November 16 as against November 2 earlier announced by the commission
- According to the INEC, the change in date was as a result of various appeals for the commission to reschedule the polls
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Bayelsa and Kogi state governorship elections will now hold November 16.
Leadership reports that the commission had earlier scheduled the process for November 2.
Legit.ng gathered that INEC director of voter education and publicity, Festus Okoye, said in a statement that the change in date was as a result of various appeals for the commission to reschedule the polls.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the the Bayelsa state government, through its deputy governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha Jonah (rtd.), on Tuesday, May 14, urged the INEC to shift the November 2 gubernatorial election.
Jonah explained that the election date is clashing with state’s annual thanksgiving, an event which, according to him, has a legal backing.
Responding to the state government's plea, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC's national boss, said that the commission will deliberate on the request.
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