INEC Chairman, Prof Yakubu Mahmood disclosed this in Abuja yesterday.

Under the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as ended), there are critical steps from the Publication of Notice of Election to the nduct of Polls. These have been fixed by the Commission as follows:

i. Publication of Notice of Election:

– National and State Elections – 17th August 2018
– FCT Area Council Elections — 3′ September 2018

ii. Collection of nomination forms by political parties:

– National and State Elections – 11th — 24th August 2018 – FCT Area Council Elections — —10th November 2018

iii. Conduct of party primaries, including the resolution of disputes arising from primaries:

– National and State Elections – 18th August 2018 — 7th October 2018 – FCT Area Council Elections — 4th September — 27th October 2018

iv. Commencement of campaign by political parties:

– Presidential and National Assembly — 18th November 2018 – Governorship and State Assembly — 1° December 2018

– FCT Area Council Elections —2′ December 2018

v. Last day for submission of nomination forms to INEC:

– -Presidential and National Assembly — 3′ December 2018 – Governorship and State Assembly — 17th December 2018 – FCT Area Council Elections — 14th December 2018

vi. Last day for campaigns:

– -Presidential and National Assembly — 14th February 2019

– Governorship, State Assembly and FCT Area Council Elections — 28 February 2019

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