INEC Releases Timetable For 2019 General Elections

INEC Releases Timetable For 2019 General Elections

PIC.19. From left: National commissioner, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prince Solomon Adedeji; chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu released the time table and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections in Abuja yesterday.

Political parties must select their candidates for the 2019 presidential election between August 18 and October 7 this year.

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Deadline for campaigns to begin on February 14, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly Elections, while February 28, 2018 for Governorship, State Assembly and FCT Area Council Elections.

He expressed confidence that the new REC would deploy his education and wealth of experience to the work of the commission and add value to the successful conduct of the 2019 general elections.

Nigeria's ongoing challenges include the deadly Boko Haram insurgency and a weak economy. The commission fixed November 17, 2018, for the withdrawal or replacement of candidates by political parties, and that of governorship and state assembly is scheduled for December 1, 2018.

Governorship and state assembly elections will also hold same day on March 2, two weeks after the presidential election.

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

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INEC also stated date for the submission of nomination forms to start from December 3, 2018 for Presidential and National Assembly, December 17 for Governorship and State Assembly, while December 14, 2018 for the FCT Area Council Elections.

While fielding questions from journalists, Yakubu said the commission would go ahead with the rerun election for Anambra Central Senate seat fixed for January 13.

The commission according to Mr. Yakubu would on October 25 publish the personal particulars of National elections candidates on October 25 and those of the state candidates on November 9.

He disclosed that 1,558 constituencies elections made up presidential, 29 governorship elections, out of which seven are staggered would be conducted in 2019.

"The commission is determined to build on this legacy by ensuring that our elections keep getting better", he said, adding: "The decision of the Commission to fix election dates is to engender certainty in our electoral calendar and enable all stakeholders to prepare adequately for elections, as is the case in any mature and developing democracies". On Monday, 20 November 2017, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja delivered a judgment in favour of Umeh in which it ordered INEC to conduct the re-run election within 90 days of the judgment.

He also said the commission would this week issue registration certificates to new political parties.

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