The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released timelines for the Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship elections scheduled to hold on November 16, 2019.
The Commission also released timelines for party primary elections in both states.
The primaries for both states is to start on August 18, 2019, to September 5, 2019.
The electoral body urged that the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates should be transparent and democratic in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act, as well as INEC’s regulations and guidelines.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, during the presentation of certificates of return to election winners from Zamfara state, challenged political parties to conduct credible primaries for the nomination of candidates in a bid to strengthen the electoral jurisprudence in the country.
He added that a total of 64 certificates of return had been withdrawn and issued to persons declared winners by courts of law
The INEC boss also informed that peace efforts in both states have started in a bid to have violent-free elections.