Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a shift in date for governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
The commission on Thursday announced that the elections earlier scheduled for November 2 would now be held on November 16.
Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, had earlier written to INEC to shift the date on the basis that November 2 is celebrated as Thanksgiving Day in the state.
A statement by INEC spokesman, Festus Okoye, said the decision was taken “after a careful consideration of the appeals” during the commission’s regular weekly meeting held on Thursday.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Gboribiogha Jonah, had on Tuesday led Bayelsa stakeholders on a courtesy visit to INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, to demand an adjustment in the date of the governorship election.
The Thanksgiving Day, they said, is backed by law.