*Election To Hold November 21 In Kogi, December 5 In Bayelsa

Independent National Electoral Commission has flagged off preparations for the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi state as it released the timetable for the conduct on Friday.

According to the INEC time-table, the governorship elections will hold in 2015.

The Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Chris Eyimoga in a statement said the election in Kogi is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, while that of Bayelsa will hold on Saturday, December 5.

The statements said, “campaigns by political parties shall commence on 24th July, 2015 and end on 19th November, 2015 in Kogi and 6th September, 2015 terminating on 3rd December, 2015 in Bayelsa”.

Patience-Dickson

Further, for Kogi State, conduct of primary elections to nominate candidates by political parties for the November 21 election is scheduled for between August 25 and September 15; and between September 7 and 30 for Bayelsa State.

Deadline for submission of list of candidates, CF002, and personal details, CF001, for the positions of Governor and Deputy Governor shall be November 14 and October 7 for Kogi and Bayelsa States respectively, the electoral body said.

However, INEC said formal notices of the elections would be issued not later than August 23, for Kogi State; and September 5, for Bayelsa States, in accordance with the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

The tenures of Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State and Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa expires on January 27 and February 14, 2016, respectively.