INEC Announces Timetable for 2019 Elections

INEC Official 2019 Election Time-table

INEC has said the Presidential and National Assembly elections will henceforth hold on the third Saturday of February of every election year.

According to INEC Chairman, in 2019, it will conduct elections into 1,558 constituencies comprising "one presidential constituency, 29 governorship constituencies out of 36 (7 governorship elections are staggered and conducted off-cycle), 109 senatorial districts, 360 Federal Constituencies, 991 State Assembly constituencies, six Area Council Chairmen as well as 62 councillorship positions for the FCT".

The electoral umpire said it would formally lift the ban on political activities for the 2019 general elections on August 17.

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

He maintained that the commission has no justifiable reason to go ahead with the election since he has filed a suit against INEC and other political parties to stop the controversial re-run election.

The INEC chairman further added that the REC was assuming office at the 1st quarter in 2018 of the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise, an exercise which he stressed was critical to the success of the 2019 general elections.

The commission also fixed January 2, 2018 for the publication of notice for all elections while January 7, 2018 is fixed for the publication of official register of voters for the election.

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The presidential and National Assembly elections will come first, followed by the governorship, state assembly and FCT area council elections.

He added that the commission needed the support and cooperation of all stakeholders to succeed, saying the commission expects full adherence to the provisions of the Constitution and the Electoral Act which formed basis of the timetable.

The INEC boss urged all the political parties and all and sundry "to eschew bitterness and conduct their activities with decorum".

Yakubu said that the commission would release the cost of 2019 general elections after its meeting scheduled for Thursday.

Justice Tsoho had in the said judgment in reference ordered ‎INEC to issue a Certificate of Return to Obiora Okonkwo as the victor of the Anambra Central Senatorial seat.

Yakubu said the commission had concluded its strategic plan of action for the current electoral cycle and beyond, covering 2017 to 2021.

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