Politics Bayelsa: Southern Ijaw Rerun May Hold Dec 19 [Guardian]



✅ NEW - get your business listed and your information shared across social media.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may fix the repeat election for Southern Ijaw council that was cancelled after two attempts eight days ago, according to Guardian investigation.

Though the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Baritor Lenu Kpagih, told The Guardian that the final decision on when the rerun would hold was with the national headquarters, an investigation revealed that efforts were on top gear to ensure that the election would not exceed the 14 days stipulated by the Electoral Act.


A source within the Maitama head office of INEC, confided in The Guardian that the commission was considering December 19, 2015 as the probable date for the repeat election in the troubled Southern Ijaw local government council.

He added that the inter-agency committee put together by the National Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, was working conscientiously to come up with a foolproof strategy that would ensure that election materials would be taken to the wards and polling units under maximum security so that accreditation and voting would take place simultaneously.