The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has unveiled the list of candidates for the Bayelsa governorship election, Concise News reports.
Bayelsa State will be heading to the poll on November 16, 2019 to elect their leaders with INEC clearing 45 candidates/parties.
A breakdown of the list reveals that forty-five (45), forty-two (42) are males as the female candidates are just three (3).
The oldest candidate is 70 years (male), while the youngest is 35 (seven candidates).
Bayelsa Governorship Election Candidates 2019
Find the breakdown of the political parties/candidates for the Bayelsa governorship elections below:
In a related development, the symbol of legislative authority, mace, was stolen by gunmen who invaded the Bayelsa State House of Assembly during plenary session on Monday.
Concise News learnt that the invasion by the gunmen is connected to the unfolding leadership crisis of the legislative arm over pressure on the Speaker, Rt Hon Tonye Isenah (Kolokuma/Opokuma 1), to resign and pave the way for the election of the incumbent Majority Leader of the House of Assembly Hon Monday Obolo (Southern Ijaw 2) to take over as Speaker.
Isenah had on Friday disclosed to his colleagues and workers of the House of Assembly that he would resign on Monday September 30.
Reporters had been sent out of the legislative chamber and the lawmakers were having a closed door session when the gunmen invaded the Assembly and stormed the chamber, where they went for the Mace.