The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood has released the date for the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Election in Nigeria.
Mahmood revealed that February 16th, 2019 would be for both the President and National Assembly Election during a meeting with members of the Commission and all Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC), at the INEC Headquarters’ Conference Hall, Abuja on Thursday.
“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 Continuous 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.