It is my pleasure to welcome you to this pre-election press conference on the three gubernatorial
elections that will take place simultaneously tomorrow, November 11, 2023 in Bayelsa, Imo and
Kogi States. This is an off-cycle election, no doubt, but importantly, the first set of elections after
the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.
Nigerians, in preparations for the 2023 general elections, had high hopes given the promises and
the incremental improvements witnessed during the off-season elections made possible with the
introduction of technological innovations into the electoral process. This technological innovation
was also deployed for the presidential and national assembly elections. Energized by the prospect
of having their votes count, a new layer of Nigerians, especially the youths, became politically
active in a manner never witnessed in the political history of the country.
Read the full statement below: