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Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections threatened

10 August 2015, 14:10

Abuja - The gale of retirement in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is threatening the conduct of the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship elections, reports New Telegraph.

Of the commission’s 13 National Commissioners, only four, including the acting National Chairman,Amina Zakari, remain in office.

But by the close of work on Monday, the commission will be left with only two National Commissioners.

Also read: INEC assures improved elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

Two out of the four remaining National Commissioners will complete their five-year tenure on Monday.

The two commissioners, whose tenure will expire are  Chris Iyimoga from Nasarawa State in the North-Central and Ambassador Mohammed Ahmed Wali from Sokoto State in the North-West.

By Tuesday, the commission will be left with only Zakari,and one National Commissioner, Ambassador Lawrence Nwuruku.

With this latest development, the commission has presently constituted is not legally and constitutionally constituted to conduct the November and December governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa respectively.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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