Hello Nigerians, do you really know that The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released guidelines and schedule of activities in preparation for the 2019 general elections? I guess maybe you have not yet seen The INEC Timetable For 2019 General Elections.
On Tuesday, the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced the guidelines during a press conference in Abuja as well as directed political parties to conclude all primary elections by October.
Yakubu said the notice of election would be communicated on August 17, 2018, in line with Section 30(1) of the Electoral 2010 which provides that the notice of election be made not later than 90 days before the election.
The INEC Timetable For 2019 General Elections Released by Yakubu – Full press conference
Yakubu added, “The campaigns of political parties for Presidential and National Assembly elections should begin by November 18, 2018 while that of governorship and House of Assembly is December 1, 2018.”
The INEC boss said the last day for the submission of nomination forms to INEC is December 3 for presidential and National Assembly elections; December 17 for the governorship and State Assembly and December 14 for the FCT Area Council Elections.
“The last day for campaigns is February 14, 2019 for presidential and National Assembly Elections as well as February 28, 2018 for governorship, State Assembly and FCT Area Council Elections,” he said.
“Today (Yesterday), it is exactly 402 days to the opening of polling units nationwide at 8am on Saturday 16th February 2019.
“As political parties and candidates canvass the support of the electorate, the Commission wishes to appeal to all and sundry to eschew bitterness and conduct their activities with decorum. The 2015 General Election was a watershed in the history of our democracy. The Commission is determined to build on this legacy by ensuring that our elections keep getting better,” he said
Stay tuned for more update in this coming 2019 General Elections, we will personally be updating you will every single news as the vote counts.