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INEC Roles Out 36 Year Election Timetable


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday announced a 36-year election timetable.It would span eight general elections in the country beginning from 2019 to 2055.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja.

Giving details of the electoral plan, Yakuba said: “In 2019, the dates for elections would be February 16 and March 2, in 2023, the dates are February 18 and March 4, while in 2027, the elections would hold on February 20 and March 6.Also in 2031, elections would hold on February 15 and March 1, while the 2035 elections would hold on February 17 and March 3.

In 2039, February 19 and March 5, would serve the purpose, in 2043, it would hold on February 21 and March 7.Other dates are: 2047, February 15 and March 2, 2051, February 18 and March 1, and in 2055, February 20 and March 6.Yakubu disclosed that in other democracies, periods of elections are not subject of conjectures and speculations, but known to all.