2019: INEC releases time table for Presidential, N/Assembly, Governorship elections

By Ted Peters on 08/12/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 950

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman,  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

A head of 2019 general elections in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has released possible dates for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Presidential and National Assembly Elections is to hold 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.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this at the on-going induction retreat for Resident Electoral Commissioners in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Friday.

He said, the date for the general elections in 2019 has been fixed stating that, from today, 434 days is left for the Presidential Election and National Assembly Elections adding, it is important to always remind the commission’s personnel of this date and to be appraising their preparations.

According to Him, “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”.

The INEC boss also maintained that, about 3,630,529 new voters had been registered, while the exercise will continue until 60 days to the general elections in 2019 lamenting that, the management and the low rate of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collection.

He used the occasion to state that, about 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.

Earlier, the Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Mike Igini expressed the hope that, decisions reach at the retreat would act as a road map to for free, fair and credible elections in 2019.

The Country Director of UNDP, Dr Samuel Bwalya who was represented by the Team Leader, Governance and Peace Building, Mr. Kehinde Bolaji described INEC as a pace-setter in elections management in West African sub region, urged the commission to address the issues of violence, internal democracy, accountability and transparency within the political institutions.

Bwala maintained that, without addressing those challenges the expectation of attaining long lasting democratic governance could be disrupted informing that, UNDP would always support the country’s quest in deepening democracy, peace and sustainable development.

Posted 08/12/2017 11:34:34 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
I rejoined PDP because of Ugwuanyi's good works,...

INEC reschedules elections in Rivers, Lagos, Anambra

Tambuwal, Lalong, Ganduje, Ortom win re-election as governors...

Enugu Guber: 70 Political Parties adopt Ugwuanyi as...

2019: Voting for Buhari will return power to...

Maina on the run again

Buhari orders publication of names of suspected looters...

Fulani herdsmen kidnap Methodist priest, two others in...

Gunmen invade Abuja, kill seven police officers on...

SIT-AT-HOME: Again, IPOB, pro-Biafra groups shut down parts...

Daughter fakes own kidnap, collects ransom from father...

190 policemen abscond from counter-insurgency training

 

Latest News Tambuwal, Lalong, Ganduje, Ortom win re-election as governors PDP candidate Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi governorship election What we expect Buhari to do, by Yoruba elders Appeal Court sets aside Zamfara APC Guber, Assembly primaries Head Nursing Services Psychiatric Hospital Enugu shot dead Buhari receives report on Minimum Wage funding Rivers State AAC Deputy Governorship Candidate withdraws from 2019 Governorship Election, defects to the PDP Figures were written during the presidential election - Shettima alleges, blames INEC Gunmen shoot Returning Officer in Benue Obasanjo: Those opposing Atiku’s election petition are enemies of Nigeria Igbo leaders restate commitment to Nigeria's restructuring Igbos have no regrets for not supporting Buhari –Ohanaeze

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (8,099 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (7,950 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (7,632 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (7,000 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (6,119 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (5,921 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (4,975 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (4,928 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (4,879 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (4,849 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (4,829 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (4,806 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (990) EDITORIAL (7) POLITICS (428) SOCIETY (106) SPORTS (15) BUSINESS (252) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (20) ENTERTAINMENT (9) INTERNATIONAL (32) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (10)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands