The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the dates for the Presidential and National Assembly elections, which will hold in 2019.
INEC chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, made this announcement, while meetijng with members of the Commission and all Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC), at the INEC Headquarters’ Conference Hall, Abuja on Thursday.
According to him, the Presidential and National Assembly elections have been fixed for Saturday, 16th February, 2019.
The event was live-tweeted on INEC’s official Twitter handle.
“Above all the 2019 #NigeriaDecidesGeneral Elections is exactly 505 days away from today.
“The Gov. State Assembly and Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Area Council elections are fixed for Saturday 2nd March 2019.
“As part of our preparations for the elections, we shall discuss the on-going Continuos Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.
“As you are aware, the foundation of a free and fair election rest on credible Voter Register.
“So far, 2,786,405 citizens have registered in the ongoing exercise out of which 1,619,513 (58%) are Male while 1,166,892 (42%) are female.
“The Presidential and National Assembly elections have been fixed for Saturday 16th February 2019.
“In addition 108,752 unclaimed PVCs were collected. 132,431 requested for transfer while 261,429 requested for replacement of their PVCs.
“We wish to assure Nigerians that INEC will continue to explore ways by which we can improve on all d processes associated with d ongoing CVR
“On this note, let me once again welcome all RECs to this meeting. Thank you and God bless,” some of the updates read.