INEC RELEASES TIME TABLE FOR 2019 GENERAL ELECTION
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has released dates for campaign, collection of nomination forms and primaries by political parties for 2019 General Election.
INEC Chairman, Prof Yakubu Mahmood disclosed this in Abuja today.
Under the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as ended), there are critical steps from the Publication of Notice of Election to the conduct of Polls.
These have been fixed by the Commission as follows:
i. Publication of Notice of Election:
National and State Elections – 17th August 2018.
While FCT Area Council Elections — 3rd September 2018.
ii. Collection of nomination forms by political parties:
National and State Elections – 11th to 24th August 2018, FCT Area Council Elections —10th November 2018.
iii. Conduct of party primaries, including the resolution of disputes arising from primaries;
National and State Elections – 18th August 2018 to 7th October 2018 while FCT Area Council Elections is 4th September to 27th October 2018.
iv. Commencement of campaign by political parties;
Presidential and National Assembly – 18th November 2018 while the Governorship and State Assembly – 1st December 2018, and
FCT Area Council Elections – 2nd December 2018.
v. Last day for submission of nomination forms to INEC;
Presidential and National Assembly are 3rd December 2018 while Governorship and State Assembly are 17th December 2018.
FCT Area Council Elections – 14th December 2018.
vi. Last day for campaigns:
Presidential and National Assembly – 14th February 2019,
While Governorship, State Assembly and FCT Area Council Elections – 28 February 2019.