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2019: INEC Set Presidential Elections For 16 February

By Abdul Tukur

Nigerians will head to the polls to elect a president on February 16, 2019.

This information was contained in a guideline released by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, during a press conference in Abuja.

The INEC boss stated that, “the campaigns of political parties for Presidential and National Assembly elections should begin by November 18, 2018 while that of governorship and House of Assembly is December 1, 2018.”

Governorship and state legislative elections are expected to hold on March 2, 2019.

The 2015, elections which was postponed from February to March, was the first time an incumbent was removed from power in Africa’s most populous country.

During his campaign, President Buhari promised to rid the country of corruption. However, the anti-corruption agency set to contain this problem is yet to secure the conviction of any Politically Exposed Person, PEP.

So for many, the elections which heralded President Muhammadu Buhari into office, might set a precedent for CHANGE in 401 days time.


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