INEC Announces Dates For 10 Future General Elections

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced dates for future general elections.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mamood Yakubu, announcing the dates at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja on Wednesday (28/02/2018), noted that the aim was to engender certainty in the election calendar and allow for long-term planning by the commission and all stakeholders.

The dates as released by Yakubu includes:

2019 – has Feb. 16 and March 2.
2023 – has Feb. 18 and March 4.
2027 – has Feb. 20 and March 6.
2031 – has Feb.15 and March 1.
2035 – has Feb. 17 and March 3.
2039 – has Feb.19 and March 5.
2043 – has Feb. 21 and March 7.
2047 – has Feb.15 and March 2.
2051 – has Feb.18 and March 1.
2055 – has Feb. 20 and March 6.

Yakubu noted that in other democracies of the world periods of elections were generally known and were not topics for speculation.