INEC chairman expresses concern over difficulty in conducting elections in Kogi and Bayelsa
Bayelsa and Kogi “are not easy states” when it comes to conducting governorship elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.
The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this, on Tuesday, in a meeting with the Bayelsa State Traditional Rulers Council in Yenegoa, the state capital.
Mr Yakubu who spoke with other electoral delegates from the state, also said the attitude of the political class in both states have remained a challenge.
He expressed his concern on the two states.
”Today, it is exactly 31 days to the kick-off of the offseason election in both Bayelsa and Kogi, The eyes of the entire country and the world would focus on both elections for a number of reasons.
”This coming election would be the first major elections since the conduct of the general elections that would help us to improve on forthcoming elections.
”Secondly, and to be very candid with you my royal fathers, Bayelsa and Kogi are not easy states when it comes to conducting major elections, particularly governorship elections.
”We are all witnesses what happened in the party primaries for the nomination of candidates. Now campaign for votes has commenced, and would continue for one month until 24 hours to the elections,” he said.