INEC announces date for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states for November 2.

Festus Okoye, chairman of INEC’s information and voters education committee, announced this on Tuesday evening.

The Kogi State governorship election held on November 22, 2015, but it was declared inconclusive, necessitating a rerun.

After its conclusion, Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner after securing 247,752 votes, while Idris Wada, the incumbent Governor and PDP candidate, polled 204,877 votes.

In 2015, governorship election in Bayelsa State was held on December 5, but it was also declared inconclusive.