Bayelsa Electoral Commission Fixes May 14 For LGA Councils Election


The Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission, BYSIEC, has fixed the 14th of May, 2022 for elections into the offices of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen and Councillors in their Local Government Areas.

In an official schedule signed by the Chairman of the state electoral body, Hon. Ball Oyarade, and made available to journalists in Yenagoa, the State capital, the authorities of the Commission said in accordance with Section 30(1) of Electoral Act 2010, a notice for the commencement of activities from February 11, 2022 has been served.

Accordingly the collection of Forms 001 and 002 by all political parties has been scheduled for Febuary 21st to March 2, 2022.

BYSIEC in its official statement noted that in line with section 87(1) of the state Electoral Act, party primaries including resolution of disputes arising there from will be entertained between 8th and 14, while commencement of campaign by political parties will start from March 23rd and end May 12, 2022.

It is on record that the State Governor, Douye Diri, will be the first Governor since the creation of Bayelsa to conduct a local government election where serving Chairmen will handover to incoming Chairmen as against the tradition of Caretaker Committee Chairmen.


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