The 2023 presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, has arrived the venue of a town hall meeting with party stakeholders and supporters in Bayelsa State.
This meeting, holding on Tuesday, is geared towards preparations ahead of the November 11 Bayelsa State governorship election, in Yenagoa.
At its regular meeting held on Tuesday June 6, the Independent National Electoral Commission approved the final list of candidates for the three off-cycle Governorship elections scheduled to hold in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States on Saturday November 11, 2023.
The decision is in line with the provision of Section 32(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 which requires the publication of the list not later than 150 days to election day i.e. Friday, June 9, 2023 following the period for voluntary withdrawal and substitution of candidates by political parties under Section 31 of the Electoral Act 2022.
The final list has been uploaded to the Commission’s website and social media platforms.
The list shows that all 18 political parties are fielding candidates in Kogi State, 17 in Imo State and 16 in Bayelsa State. The list also shows that two political parties are fielding female candidates in Bayelsa State, one in Kogi State and none in Imo State.
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