The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released powerful news regarding governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states just as Adams Oshiomole talks tough ahead of the guber polls:
According to INEC, the governorship elections in the two states will hold on November 2, 2019, the announcement was made the commission’s head of Information and Voters Education, Festus Okoye, on Tuesday evening.
A few hours ago Kogi State governor was accused of political romance with President Muhammadu Buhari and the heavyweights within the ruling party for him to get the second term ticket of APC in the state.
Okoye said parties interested in fielding candidates for the polls are expected to hold their primaries between August 2 and August 29, while campaigns will commence from August 2 lasting till October 31.
The deadline for the submission of names of agents by parties is October 31.
“The Commission at its meeting held today approved the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the Governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States which will hold in both States on Saturday 2nd November 2019,” he said in a statement.
“The official notice for both elections will be issued on 1st August 2019 while political parties that intend to sponsor candidates are to hold their primaries for the nomination of such candidates from 2nd-29th August 2019.
“Campaigns by Political Parties in public shall commence on 2nd August 2019 and end on 31st October 2019.
“The parties sponsoring candidates are required to submit the list of their agents not later than 2nd October 2019.
“The stated timelines are in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). All stakeholders are urged to take cognizance of and adhere strictly to them.
“Details of the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the election are on the Commission’s website.”
Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomole talks tough ahead of the guber polls:
“we are aware that workers, pensioners and the masses are inhumanly treated, oppressed and reduced to the level of refugees and IDPs in some APC-led states”.
“for this reason, whether money and connection likes it or not, oppressive APC governors must not return for second term in the governorship polls to hold in some states later this year.”
“APC is not known for oppressive rule, APC is not known for wickedness.
Therefore, we are firmly determined to get d bad eggs n d wicked ones out of APC”.