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Nigeria sets date for 2019 presidential election

The election could be the most competitive in the country’s history


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set the 2019 presidential election for Saturday, February 16, 2019.

This was disclosed by the electoral body’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

The elections for the National Assembly will also take place on the same day, while the elections for state governors, state assembly representatives, and council elections will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Prof. Yakubu made the announcement after a meeting with members of the commission and all Resident Electoral Commissioners at the INEC Headquarters Conference Hall, in Abuja.

While the commission has already set the timetable for the upcoming Anambra gubernatorial elections, it also promised to release the timetable and schedule of activities for the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections on Thursday, October 5


Ekiti State governor Fayose has announced his intention to contest the election

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