The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed November 21 and December 5 for the conduct of governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states respectively.
A statement by INEC’s Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Dr. Chris Iyimoga on Friday said that primaries for the elections shall be held on or before August 23, 2015 and September 5, 2015, respectively for the two states in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2014 (as amended).
The commission added that campaigns by political parties shall commence on July 24 and end on November 29 in Kogi while that of Bayelsa will be from September 6 to December 4, 2015.
Governorship elections did not hold in the affected states during the last April 11 governorship election because the tenure of the two governors have yet to end.
The two states are in the hand of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party.