INEC Set to Announce Date for Bayelsa Supplementary Gov Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) might soon announce the date for the Bayelsa supplementary governorship elections.

INEC had declared the election inconclusive following violence reported at the South Ijaw LGA of the state. PDP’s Seriake Dickson was leading APC’s Timipreye Sylva before the elections were declared inconclusive.

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The electoral body on Wednesday has however said it will announce the date for the supplementary election in Southern Ijaw after consulting with critical stakeholders.

The consultation with national chairmen/national secretaries of political parties contesting the yet to be concluded Bayelsa governorship election and their respective governorship candidates is expected to begin Thursday as part of the wide consultation outlined by the commission.

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The Interagency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) which is co-chaired by the INEC Chairman and the National Security Adviser (NSA) met Wednesday to review the situation from a security perspective.

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On Friday, 18th December 2015, the Commission will engage with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Media

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