The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday released a timetable for the 2019 general election.
The commission made the timetable public through a post on its
official social media handle, noting that the general election is only
402 days away.
The Chairman of the commission,
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu was quoted in the post as saying: ”Today, it is
exactly 402 days to the opening of polling units nationwide at 8:00 am
on Saturday 16th February 2019. Let us all join hands to make 2019 our
best election ever.”
According to INEC, notice of election
commences on August 17th, 2018, quoting Section 30 (1) of the Electoral
Act, 2010 (as amended) which requires not later than 90 days before the
It further noted that the collection of forms for all
elections by political parties for nominated candidates at the
commission’s headquarters is scheduled to hold between August 17th and