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Kogi State Government House, Lokoja (image courtesy Kogi Reports)

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, November 5th 2019.

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Here are the latest Kogi news headlines

Election: INEC Speaks On Violence In Kogi, Bayelsa States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised the alarm over potential violence in Kogi and Bayelsa State during the governorship election.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu raised the alarm on Friday at the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting organised by the commission, Yakubu.

The INEC boss, therefore, called on security agencies to ensure that there is adequate security in the states before, during and after the polls billed for November 16, 2019. Read more here.

Audu Speaks On Kogi Election Being ‘War’

Former First Lady of Kogi, Prof. Aisha Audu has called on the Federal Government to remove all illegal arms and ammunition in the state ahead of the November 16 governorship election.

Audu, who is the candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), made the call in an interview with NAN in Abuja.

Audu is the widow of the late Abubakar Audu, former governor of the state who served between 1999 and 2003. Read more here.

Kogi Election: Prominent Ethnic Group Holds Prayer

Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state, Ebira-speaking residents in Nasarawa State have held a special prayer for peace during and after the exercise.

Speaking during the programme on Sunday in Lafia, Yanusa Aliba, Odeyani Anebira of Nasarawa State, said that the prayer was to seek God’s intervention toward a peaceful conduct of the election.

He claimed that Kogi Central Senatorial district had been left out of governance for quite some time and appealed to other zones to support Governor Yahaya Bello’s quest for a second tenure. Read more here.

Kogi: PDP Accuses Yahaya Bello Of Plotting To Derail Nov. 16 Poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello of plotting to derail the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state.

The revealed Bello allegedly plans to derail the forthcoming election by going after leaders of opposition in the state.

The main opposition party is making the claim as it demands the immediate and unconditional release of its Head of security in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, Edeh Abutu. Read more here.

Kogi Poll: INEC Deploys Three National Commissioners, Others

The deployment of three of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) national commissioners and seven Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) to Kogi State has been approved by the Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Head, Voter Education, and Publicity Department, in the Lokoja office of the INEC, Alhaji Ahmed Biambo, announced this to NAN on Monday.

He listed the three national commissioners to include Alhaji Mohammed Haruna, Chief Solomon Soyebi and retired AVM Ahmed Mu’azu. He also mentioned the RECs: Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, Prof. Riskuwa Sheu and Emeka Ononamadu from Bauchi State, Kano State and Enugu State respectively. Read more here.

And that’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.