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-INEC announces dates for 2019 general elections.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed the dates 2019 general elections in country.

The dates were disclosed by INEC chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, while meeting with members of the Commission and all Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC), at the INEC Headquarters’ Conference Hall, Abuja on Thursday.

According to the election umpire, Presidential and National Assembly elections, which will hold on Saturday, 16th February, 2019 while the Governorship, state assembly, and FCT area council elections will hold on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019.

Highlights from the meeting was live-tweeted on INEC’s official Twitter handle @inecnigeria.

“Above all the 2019 #NigeriaDecidesGeneral Elections is exactly 505 days away from today.

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“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,”.

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