INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) has scheduled November 2, 2019, for the conduct of governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Information Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement 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 disclosed that Campaigns by Political Parties in public shall commence on 2nd August 2019 and end on October 2019. 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 time lines 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 cognisance of and adhere strictly to them.”