2019 presidential, NASS elections hold Feb 16; governorship, Assembly March 2

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Friday, released the timetable for the 2019 general elections.

The presidential and National Assembly elections are to take place on February 16, 2019, while the governorship, State Assembly and Area Council Elections in the Federal Capital Territory will take place on March 2, 2019. Yakubu disclosed this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at the ongoing induction retreat for Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs).

Yakubu said “from today, 434 days is left for the Presidential Election and National Assembly Elections”.
He said: “All participants at this retreat should be aware that from today, the 2019 general elections to begin with the Presidential and National Assembly Elections on 16th February 2019 are exactly 434 days away.

“These will be followed by the Governorship, State and Areas, State Assembly and Area Council elections in the Federal Capital Territory on 2nd March 2019.” Yakubu said 3,630,529 new voters had been registered in the ongoing Continuous Voters Registration exercise, which he revealed will continue until 60 days to the general elections.

He said 67 political parties are indicating interest to contest in the 2019 general elections, while the commission had received more than 120 applications from political associations seeking registration as political parties.

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