INEC announces timetable for 2019 elections

JUST IN Presidential election to hold on Feb 16 2019

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the Court of Appeal-ordered Anambra Central Senatorial district re-run election will hold this Saturday, January 13 as earlier scheduled.

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".

He said in Abuja that the dates for the National Assembly and Presidential elections remain February 16, 2019; while the governorship and State House of Assembly elections, will hold on March 2, 2019.

He also assured the country that the commission was determined to better the 2015 general elections which became a watershed in the history of the country's democracy.

Nigeria's ongoing challenges include the deadly Boko Haram insurgency and a weak economy. The elections into Abuja Area Councils also hold on March 2.

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The INEC chairman said all political parties should collect forms for all elections latest by August 24, 2018.

Chairman of INEC Professor Mahmood Yakubu who reeled out activities for the elections, from presidential to state and federal capital territory elections said the processes leading to the February 2019 elections, will begin on the 17th of august 2018, with publication notice of elections, conduct of party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from it and end on 7th October, 2018.

The last day for the submission of nomination forms by political parties is scheduled for December 3, 2018 for presidential and national assembly and December 17, 2018 for governorship and state assembly polls.

Yakubu said that the INEC would on January 2, 2019 publish notice of the polls, and on January 7, 2019 publish official register of voters for the election.

Regarding the spending limit for presidential candidates, Yakubu said the Electoral Act was clear on the matter which "states that no presidential candidate can spend over N1bn, no governorship candidate can spend over N200m and no senatorial candidate can spend over N40m".

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He added that the conduct of party primaries for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council election has also been scheduled for between September 4 and October 27.

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

INEC added that the Anambra central election would hold on January 13, 2018, after receiving mandate from Court of Appeal to conduct a fresh election within 90 days.

INEC had previously issued the certificate of registration to the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) following a Federal High Court's order.

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