INEC To Release Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Polls Schedule This Week
A polling unit in Ezeagwu, Enugu state, for the 2019 governorship election (image courtesy INEC)

Chairman of Nigeria’s electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Monday said the commission would release timetable and schedule of activities for the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states before the weekend.

Defending the commission’s 2019 budget estimates before the National Assembly joint committee on INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, insinuated that the electoral body had already commenced preparations for the polls.

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He said: “This year we are going to conduct two end of tenure elections for Kogi and Bayelsa states governorship positions, meaning that towards the end of the year, we are going to conduct the elections at different times in those states.

“Before the end of this week, INEC will release a timetable and schedule of activities for the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.”