The Bayelsa State Government has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for shifting the governorship election earlier slated for November 2 to November 16, 2019.
The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in a statement on Friday, said the action of the Commission is a welcome development.
He said INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmmud Yakubu has done for the state an unforgettable gesture to people.
According to him, by heeding to the plea of the government and other critical stakeholders to shift the date, INEC has demonstrated that it listens to genuine complaints and that its decision on electoral matters is not cast in stone.
Iworiso-Markson said there is a renewed feeling among the people that the commission will conduct a free, fair and credible election.
The Information Commissioner stressed that the PDP led Restoration Government and all Bayelsans are looking forward to the election and believing that their votes will count and the outcome will be a true reflection of their ballot expression.