Yenagoa - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated January 9, 2016 as the date for the conduct of the supplementary governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Council Area of Bayelsa State, reports NewsDay.
Results from the area was cancelled following widespread violence and electoral malpractices.
The new date was arrived at following a meeting between INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmud Yakubu and security chiefs in the area including the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Oki, his Army counterpart, Major General Alali Okunola and those of the Naval, Air Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.
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During the meeting, the security situation during the recent election was discussed, while plans were laid out to prevent a recurrence of the lapses recorded in the last poll.
Read more at NewsDay.
- News 24