The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released a notice of activities for the 2019 general elections.

INEC's head of voter education, Ndidi Okafor, said the notice was in accordance with section 30 of the Electoral Act 2010.

According to the notice, the collection of nomination forms for national and state elections by political parties is fixed between August 17 and 24.

Collection of forms for FCT elections will take place between September 3 and 10.

She said: “The last date for submission of nomination forms by political parties has also been scheduled for December 3 for presidential and national assembly elections and state elections December 17.


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“The collection of nomination forms for FCT area council elections would commence on November 3 to 10, while the last date for the return of the nomination forms is December 14.

“On October 25 INEC will publish the personal particulars of national election candidates on October 25 and those of the state candidates on November 9.”

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Okafor said INEC had announced November 17 as the last date for the withdrawal or replacement of candidates for president and National Assembly elections, and December 1 for governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.

INEC would on January 2, 2019 publish notice of the polls and on January 7 publish the official register of voters for the election, which will begin with the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 16.

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