Kogi 2019: INEC to list 23 political parties on ballot papers
James Azania, Lokoja
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that 23 political parties will be listed on the ballot for the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
Making the clarification during a workshop for journalists and media influencers, on the 2019 Kogi governorship election, on Wednesday, in Lokoja, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, disclosed further that of the total 92 registered political parties in Nigeria, 64 conducted primaries in readiness for the Kogi governorship election, at the end of which 49 filed their nominations, out of which 41 were valid, while 18 withdrew.
He emphasized that 23 political parties will be on the ballot papers on election day.
He said that notice of the poll will be given on November 2 and that any political party that fail to submit the names of its agents for the election, such will not be accepted thereafter. Campaign he said ends on November 14.