Commission says they are ready for Bayelsa elections

The Bayelsa state Governorship elections will hold on Saturday, December 5, 2015.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has assured stakeholders in Bayelsa state, that there will be no problem in the upcoming Governorship elections.

The  Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Baritor Kpagih, said “The materials are ballot papers and result sheets; we have received part of them but we will not distribute the one we have until when we have them complete.

“The materials are supposed to have got to us before now but the arrangement was disrupted by the election that was just conducted in Kogi last Saturday.”

Kpagih also encouraged politicians in the state to avoid violence and play by the rules.

He also said “The materials are for INEC offices in the eight local government areas of the state and will later be distributed to all the wards in the areas.

“Bayelsa is a difficult terrain but we are ready and committed to conduct free, fair and credible election.”

Following the cancellation of the results of the poll in 91 polling units, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship election held in Kogi, inconclusive.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:


Recommended articles

Mikel Obi has promised to support Gov Bello's bid for the presidency

President Buhari greets Gen Abubakar at 79

Army urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender, says nobody is happy that people are dying

Asari Dokubo says Nnamdi Kanu is a criminal and conman

Tambuwal says PDP Governors determined to rescue Nigeria

BUK threatens to deal decisively with students if they protest their colleague's death

COVID-19: NCDC records lowest infection figure in more than 1 year

Okowa says justice, equity, fairness panacea for Nigeria's unity

Mikel Obi visits Yahaya Bello, harps on youth leadership