by AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced pre-election meetings for the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship elections.
According to the Commission, the Resident Electoral Commissioners for the two states have been summoned, with their retinue of staff, to the Commission’s headquarters for the first set of preliminary meetings leading up to the elections.
INEC Acting Chairman, Amina Bala Zakari, has called the meetings.
The Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections are scheduled for Saturday, 28th November and Saturday 5th December 2015 respectively.
Already, critical departments have forwarded their budgets and schedule of activities for the two elections which were approved by the Commission last week.
The Commission is also scheduled to meet Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).
This would be the first such quarterly meeting under the watch of the Acting Chairman, Amina Bala Zakari.
Highlights of the meeting, according to authoritative sources at the Commission’s Secretariat include articulating modalities for Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), review of on-going litigations/Tribunal cases, storage of the Smart Card Readers deployed in the 2015 general elections and the impending Borno State Senatorial bye-election.
– CAJ News