The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the schedule for the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo states.
INEC confirmed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
According to the timetable, governorship elections for the three states will hold on November 11, 2023.
2.7million voters deleted
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deleted the names of at least 2.7million voters over double registration.
The electoral body has confirmed new Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) will be available by November.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, confirmed this at a National Endowment for Democracy event in Washington DC in the United States.
Yakubu said 2.7 million double registrations have been weeded out from the last Continuous Voters Registration exercise. Also, about 50% of new PVCs are ready for collection, but are yet to be distributed to collection centres.
Yakubu also raised concerns about the rising levels of insecurity across the country, saying the Commission has its fingers crossed.
“It is a perennial issue because, at the end of the day, it is not new but the dimension of the insecurity is new in the sense that in the past, it was localised or confined to a particular part of the country, the North-East but now, it is more widespread.
“We are keeping our eyes, particularly, on the North-West and the South-Eastern part of the country. Elections are conducted by human beings. We worry about the security of our officials, materials, and even the voters themselves. Elections cannot be conducted without them,” he said.