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INEC may postpone Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

20 October 2015, 14:05

Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is seriously considering tinkering with the dates of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States, reports Thisday.

The proposed shift in the dates of the two elections is being considered due to the operational challenge posed by the retirement of most of its national commissioners whose tenure have expired.

INEC is currently constituted by two national commissioners. 

Also read: Falana warns INEC against conducting Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

According to the timetable released by INEC, governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States have been slated to hold on November 21 and December 5th respectively.

Activities at the commission are said to have been greatly hampered due to the non-constitution of a new INEC management board.

Most of the logistics and activities preparatory to the polls have not been carried out.

Aside the absence of duly appointed national commissioners and Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), INEC is also facing financial constraints occasioned by the freezing of its accounts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for non-compliance with the policy on the transfer of funds to the Treasury Single Account as directed by the federal government.

Read more at Thisday.

- News 24


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