The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mamood Yakubu has announced the dates for general elections in the country for the next 36 years, Punch reports.
NaijaNews gathered that the Chairman of the Commission, made this known during a consultative meeting with the leaders of political parties in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Prof Yakubu Mamood stated that this move was in the best interest of the nation’s democracies, as this is the standard in other advance democracies in the world. He pointed out that this would put an end to the speculation that accompanies the dates and schedule of elections.
“In 2019, the dates are February 16 and March 2; in 2023, the dates are February 18 and March 4.
“In 2027, the dates are February 20 and March 6; in 2031, it is February 15 and March 1.
“In 2035, it is February 17 and March 3; in 2039, it is February 19 and March 5 and in 2043, it will hold on February 21 and March 7.
“In 2047, it is February 15 and March 2; in 2051, it is February 18 and March 1; in 2055, it is February 20 and March 6,” Yakubu said.
Prof. Mamood Yakubu pointed out that the aim was to engender certainty in the election calendar and also to allow for long-term planning by the commission and all stakeholders.
You may like to know that NaijaNews had earlier reported INEC revealed that 7 million Voters cards are yet to be collected.