INEC Gives Parties Oct 7 Deadline To Pick Presidential Candidates
Political parties have been given an October 7 deadline to produce their presidential candidates for the February 16, 2019 presidential election.
Governorship, National/State Assemblies candidates are also to have been picked on the same date.
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu released the time table and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections in Abuja yesterday.
He reaffirmed that Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on February 16, 2019; Governorship/ state Assembly/ FCT Area Council elections are slated March 2, 2019.
The parties have between August 18 and October 7 to pick candidates for all the elections.
The Presidential election campaign will start on November 18 and end on February 14, 2019 while the governorship/state assemblies’ campaign will hold between December 1 and February 28, 2019
Parties are expected to collect forms for all the elections at the INEC headquarters between August 17 and 24.
All the duly filled forms for Presidential and National Assembly candidates are to be submitted latest by October 18 and forms for governorship and state assemblies to be sent in by November 2.
Parties have between November 7 and December 1 to withdraw/replace candidates.
INEC will publish the list of nominated Presidential and National Assembly candidates on January 17, 2019; Governorship and Assemblies elections January 31, 2019.
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.
Culled: The Nation