…Says 45 parties in Bayelsa, 23 in Kogi will contest election
By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed next week Monday (14th October 2019) for the official publication of the register of voters and presentation of same to all the political parties sponsoring candidates for Bayelsa and Kogi govemorship elections scheduled for 16th November 2019.
The Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-chaired INEC explained that event is in line with Section 20 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
This was disclosed yesterday in a statement issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Barrister Festus Okoye in Abuja.
The events, according to the statement, will take place at the Commission’s Offices in Yenagoa for Bayelsa State and Lokoja for Kogi State and will be presided over by the Supervising National Commissioners and assisted by the Resident Electoral Commissioners of the respective States.
The statement added that from records, a total of 45 political parties will take part in the governorship election in Bayelsa State while 23 will contest in Kogi State, being those who are sponsoring validly nominated candidates.
The statement reads, “In line with Section 20 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Monday, 14th October 2019, officially publish the Register of Voters and present same to all the political parties sponsoring candidates for Bayelsa and Kogi govemoxship elections scheduled for 16th November 2019.