INEC fixes Nov 2 for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 2, 2019, to conduct governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Information, Mr Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement on Tuesday. The announcement followed a meeting of the electoral body at its headquarters in Abuja where it approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the elections. INEC explained that the official notice for both elections would be issued on August 1 while various political parties who intended to field candidates would…

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Briggs Carpets Dickson over Obasanjo Visit to Bayelsa

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Former Minister for Environment, AnnKio Briggs, has carpeted Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for inviting former President Olusegun Obasanjo to the state. She described the former president as an enemy of the Niger Delta region, warning that anyone joining Obasanjo to “fight” President Muhammadu Buhari, does so at his or her own risk. Briggs, in a statement said, “His (Obasanjo) visit confirms that Ijaw politicians are in politics for themselves and not Ijaw nation. “Obasanjo should have been taken to Odi before he leaves Bayelsa…

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