INEC Releases Final List of Guber Candidates For Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states.

INEC recorded eighteen political parties nominated candidates in Kogi, seventeen in Bayelsa, and sixteen in Imo states.

It also revealed that two political parties are fielding female candidates in Bayelsa State, one in Kogi State, and none in Imo State.

The approval of the list followed a meeting held by the commission on Tuesday in Abuja.

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INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye said:

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The final list has been uploaded to the commission’s website and social media platforms. The same will be published in our state and local government offices in the affected states on Thursday, June 8, 2023, ahead of the statutory deadline of June 9, 2023.”

Okoye disclosed that the crisis that occurred last week incident in Kogi involved the convoys of two political parties.

The “worrisome” situation he said, destroyed vehicles and other properties.

Okoye further advised political parties and candidates to avoid such repetition and conduct their political activities with civility.

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