The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja says the Kogi and Bayelsa state governorship elections will be held in November.
The National Commissioner and Chairman Voter Education and Publicity, of INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, in a statement said the official notice for both elections would be issued on August 1, 2019.
He said that political parties that intend to sponsor candidates are to hold their primaries for the nomination of such candidates from 2nd to 29th August 2019.
He said: “The commission at its meeting held today (yesterday) approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the Governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States, which will hold in both states on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
“Campaigns by Political Parties in public shall commence on 2nd August 2019 and end on 1st October 2019.
“The parties sponsoring candidates are required to submit the list of their agents not later than 2nd October 2019.”
Okoye explained that the stated timelines are in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), stressing that all stakeholders are urged to take cognizance of and adhere strictly to them.
He revealed that details of the timetable and schedule of activities for the election are on the commission’s website.