INEC announces Feb 16, Mar 2 for presidential and governorship elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced Saturday, February 16, 2019 as the date for the coming Presidential Elections in Nigeria.

This was made known by the commission’s Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, while unveiling the timetable and scheduled activities for the 2019 general elections.

Yakubu also announced Saturday, March 2, 2019 as the date for the governorship elections across the 36 states except for Anambra, Bayelsa, Kogi, Edo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun States.

Primaries for the presidential and national assembly elections will start on August 18, 2018, according to INEC.

Campaigns for the governorship and state assembly are scheduled to commence on December 1, 2018.

State assembly and area council elections in the federal capital territory will take place on March 2, 2019.

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