January 27, 2023

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INEC publicizes date for Imo, Kogi Bayelsa governorship elections 


The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) has determined to conduct the three governorship elections for Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states on Saturday eleventh November 2023.

The Fee additionally stated the ultimate record of candidates could be printed on ninth June 2023 whereas marketing campaign by political events commences on 14th June 2023 and ends at midnight on ninth November 2023.

In line with an announcement on Tuesday by the Fee’s spokesman Barrister Festus Okoye the Timetable and Schedule of Actions for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states’ governorship elections have been accredited in accordance with the extant legal guidelines.

The assertion learn: “At its weekly assembly held at present Tuesday twenty second October 2022, the Fee accredited the Timetable and Schedule of Actions for the Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states’ governorship elections.

“This resolution is in achievement of the requirement of Part 28(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 which mandates the Fee to publish the Discover of Election not later than 360 days earlier than the date fastened for the elections. Equally, Sections 178(1) and (2) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 mandates the Fee to conduct such elections not sooner than 150 days and never later than 30 days earlier than the expiration of the time period of the final holder of the workplace.

“The tenure of the incumbent Governor of Imo State ends on 14th January 2024 whereas these of Kogi and Beyelsa States finish on twenty sixth January 2024 and thirteenth February 2024 respectively.

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“Accordingly, the fee has determined to conduct the three elections on Saturday eleventh November 2023.

“The statutory discover for the elections will probably be printed within the three States on 14th November 2022. Get together primaries will probably be held from twenty seventh March to seventeenth April 2023 whereas the net portal for the submission of nomination kinds (EC9 and EC9B) by political events opens at 9.00am on twenty fourth April 2023 and closes at 6.00pm on fifth Might 2023. 

“The ultimate record of candidates will probably be printed on ninth June 2023 whereas marketing campaign by political events commences on 14th June 2023 and ends at midnight on ninth November 2023.

“The complete timetable and schedule of actions has been uploaded to the fee’s web site and social media platforms.”

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