Still on the elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, says 137,973 polling and collation agents would be involved in the weekend’s governorship election in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.
The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, stated this in a statement in Abuja.
He added that 34,704 agents would be in Bayelsa, 65,274 in Imo State and 37,995 for Kogi State, confirming that the election will take place in 10, 470 polling units across the three states.
Furthermore, INEC revealed that 16 political parties are sponsoring candidates for the election in Bayelsa State and 18 in both Imo and Kogi states.
Olumekun stated that each political party is expected to nominate polling agents for all the polling units as well as 649 Ward, 56 Local Government Areas, and 3 state collation centres.