INEC releases election time-table
Nigeria’s election management body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the election timetable for the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria.
The timetable will see presidential election hold on Valentine’s’ day, February 14, 2015. The presidential election will hold alongside elections into the National Assembly – Senate and House of Representatives.
Governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections will hold 14 days later on February 28, 2015.
The spokesperson for the INEC chairman, Kayode Idowu, announced the timetable on Friday in a statement.
The announced timetable included dates for the governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states.
The Ekiti governorship election is scheduled for June 21, 2014 while that of Osun has been fixed for August 9, 2014.
The release of the timetable is hugely significant, as it sets the reference point for other political activities around the 2014 elections.