- INEC has circulated information for the 2019 general elections
- The notice of poll was released at INEC's various offices across the country
- According to the notice, only persons whose names appeared on the voters register and have valid voter’s card were eligible to vote in the election
Few months to election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, January 2, circulated information about the forthcoming 2019 general elections at its various offices across the country.
INEC is expected to carry out ‘Publication of Notice of Polls' for all elections not later than 14 days before the election, as stipulated in Section 46 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended).
Daily Trust reports that in Enugu, the commission pasted the ‘Notice of Poll’ at its head office in accordance with the provision of the law.
According to the document marked EC 60 D, the presidential and National Assembly polls will commence at 8am on February 16, 2019, while the governorship and State Assembly election will hold on March 2, 2019.
The notice stated that each voter shall vote at the centre where he or she registered, adding that only persons whose names appeared on the voters register and have valid voter’s card were eligible to vote in the election.
The notice was signed by the administrative secretary on behalf of the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Emeka Ononamadu.
The state public relations officer, Linus Eze, said the notice became necessary in order to convince candidates doubting the reality of the election dates that “the commission is committed to keeping to the time-table so that nobody will deny knowledge of the notice.”
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) advised the INEC to distance itself from an alleged plot to compromise the electoral guidelines and pave the way for the alteration of the forthcoming general elections results.
The director, media and publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, gave the advise at a news conference on Wednesday, January 2, in Abuja.
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