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General Elections: INEC Releases Timetable, Schedule of Activities

General Elections: INEC Releases Timetable, Schedule of Activities”

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has released guidelines and schedule of activities for the election.

The INEC chairman also restated the reason why his Commission gave 16th February 2019 as the date for conduct for presidential and national assembly elections, while governorship and state assembly would hold on 2nd March 2019.

Parties are expected to collect forms for all the elections at the INEC headquarters between August 17 and 24.

Yakubu said that political campaigns by political parties for Presidential Election and NASS elections would commence on November 18 and end on January 14, 2019; while that of governorship and State Houses of Assembly would start on December 1 and end on February 28, 2019.

He added that the conduct of parties primaries for the FCT Area Council election has also be scheduled for between September 4 and October 27.

The national assembly elections will be held on the same day, while governorship and state assembly polls will take place on March 2.

Yakubu said the appointment came at a time when INEC and Nigerians had begun countdown to the 2019 general elections.

The chairman said that political parties were also expected to submit names of their agents for the elections on February 1, 2019.

INEC will publish the list of nominated Presidential and National Assembly candidates on January 17, 2019; Governorship and Assemblies elections January 31, 2019.

"The decision of the Commission to fix election dates is to engender certainty in our electoral calendar and to enable all stakeholders to prepare adequately for elections, as is the case in many mature and developing democracies".

"Today is exactly 402 days to the opening of polling units nationwide at 8 a.m on Saturday Feb. 16, 2019".

When asked how much the election would cost, he said, "This is being finalised and we will conclude when we meet on Thursday and thereafter, we can say how much the election will cost and we will finalise on the election budget and this will be known (to the public)".

Suleiman idris is a graduate of Fed Univ of Tech Minna (BTECH Mathematics/Comp Science), Specialist in ICT Support Services. also proficient in use of online journalism tools & Social media management.



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