INEC: 2019 campaign starts on August 17

INEC Official 2019 Election Time-table

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the timetable for the 2019 general elections.

Governorship and state assembly elections will also hold same day on March 2, two weeks after the presidential election.

The Commission disclosed that it would conduct elections for 1,558 Constituencies, which includes one Presidential Constituency, 29 Governorship constituencies out of 36, 109 Senatorial Districts, 360 Federal Constituencies, 991 State Assembly Constituencies, 6 Area Council Chairmen and 62 Councillorship positions for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2019. The elections into Abuja Area Councils also hold on March 2.

The umpire said primaries for presidential and National Assembly elections will commence on August 18.

According to the timetable, political parties were given December 3 and 17, 2018 deadline to submit their presidential and governorship candidates for the election while party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising therefrom, will hold between August 18 and October 7 this year.

Also in their plea, candidates of different political parties in the rescheduled Anambra central senatorial rerun, complained that the commission did not notify them on their new development to proceed on the conduct of the senatorial rerun.

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".

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.

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The commission also fixed January 2, 2018 for the publication of notice for all elections while January 7, 2018 is fixed for the publication of official register of voters for the election.

"The commission expects full adherence to the provisions of the Constitution and Electoral Act which form the basis of the detailed timetable and schedule of activities", Yakubu stated.

He assured Nigerians that the commission is up to the task despite the enormous challenges of providing ballot papers for a projected 80 million registered voters, ad hoc staff and the requirements for forward and reverse logistics, monitoring of political parties primaries, electioneering campaign among other.

"As political parties and candidates canvass the support of electorate, the commission wishes to appeal to all and sundry to eschew bitterness and conduct their activities with decorum".

He added that INEC was determined to build legacy by ensuring that the nation's elections keep getting better.

He added that January 13 for the conduct of Anambra Central Senatorial bye-election still stands.

He also said the commission would this week issue registration certificates to new political parties.

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