INEC announces timetable for 2019 elections
Written by Morenike Adebayo on January 10, 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the time table for the 2019 general elections. The presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on same day on February sixteenth, 2019.
Governorship and state assembly elections will also hold same day on the second of March, two weeks after the presidential election. The elections into Abuja Area Councils also hold on the second of March.
The electoral commission said primaries for presidential and National Assembly elections will commence on the eighteenth of August. However, after the primaries, campaigns only start formally on the eighteenth of November.
Campaigns for the governorship and state assemblies are scheduled to commence on the first of December, 2018. The Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, while announcing the guidelines during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday also said that the commission would make public its budget for the 2019 election on Thursday.