Why We Shifted Bayelsa, Kogi Governorship Election – INEC

Why We Shifted Bayelsa, Kogi Governorship Election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed why its became necessary for them to shift Kogi State and Bayelsa State election.

The spokesperson of the commission Festus Okoye said the election have been postponed from November 2 to to Saturday, November 16, 2019.

“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”

INEC said the timelines for all other activities leading to the election have also been adjusted to align with the new date.