By Lateef Ibrahim
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday released the reports of the primary elections it monitored in both Kogi and Bayelsa States for the November 16 governorship elections.
The Commission, in a bulletin released in Abuja, revealed that it monitored the primary elections of 59 political parties in Kogi State and 64 in Bayelsa State.
Most of the primaries were through affirmation, except the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where more than one aspirants contested.
However, four female governorship candidates emerged in Kogi while eight emerged in Bayelsa.
Among the parties in Kogi State are the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Labour Party, Masses Movement of Nigeria of Nigeria (MMN) and Social Democratic Party (SDP).
And in Bayelsa State are, Advanced Congress of Democratic (ACD), Democratic Peoples Congress (DPC), Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN), Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Rebuild Nigeria Party (RNP), SDP and Young Democratic Party (YDP).