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Breaking: INEC announces timetable for 2019 elections

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Breaking: INEC announces timetable for 2019 elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the time table for the 2019 general elections.
The presidential and National Assembly elections will hold on same day on February 16, 2019, INEC said while briefing journalists on Tuesday.
Governorship and state assembly elections will also hold same day on March 2, two weeks after the presidential election. 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.
However, after the primaries, campaigns only start formally on November 18, INEC said.
Campaigns for the governorship and state assemblies are scheduled to commence on December 1, 2018.
Also appointed alongside Jega is a past executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof Peter Okebukola.
The appointments were disclosed by the executive secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Monday, January 8, shortly after he appeared before the Senate committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to defend the 2018 budget proposed by the commission.

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