The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has shifted the November 2nd governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states by two weeks.

A statement in Abuja by  the National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education and Information of INEC, Festus Okoye said the decision was in response to several appeals by critical stakeholders in Bayelsa that the earlier date clashed with the state’s yearly Thanksgiving Day.

According to the Commission, timelines for all other activities leading to the elections have also been adjusted to align with the new date and final list of candidates would be out on October 17th.