…Begins display of voters register nationwide today for claims, objections
…Displays candidates list for 29 gov polls, 991 states constituencies Nov 6- 12
As the countdown begins over the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disqualified over 300,000 voters out of over 80 million registered voters by through fingerprints identification.
The chairman of INEC. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Monday while receiving a delegation of the ECOWAS Election Monitoring team at the Commission’s headquarters, Abuja.
He, however, asked Nigerians to visit the 120,000 voters’ registration centres across the country as the Commission will from Tuesday (today) display votets’ register within the next four days for claims and objections.
The chairman also said the commission shall display the list of candidates for the 29 governorship elections and the 991 states constituencies nationwide!between November 6 and 12,b2018.
Giving a breakdown of 1558 constituencies elections to be conducted by INEC in 2019, Yakubu said there will be one presidential constituency, 109 senatorial districts and 360 federal constituencies, 29 governorship elections, 991 state constituencies and 68 constituencies in the FCT for the area council, the chairmen and councilors.
Disclosing further that 88 parties will participate in the 2019 polls, Yakubu said: “We have 91 political parties registered out of which only three did not sign notices for their primaries.
We have 79 parties indicating interest to contest in the presidential elections, we have over 1800 contesting for 109 senatorial districts and then over 4100 contesting for the 360 federal constituencies”.
He said over a period of 16 months from the 27th of April 2017 to 31st of August 2018, INEC registered 14.5 million new voters in addition to the existing register of 70 million, making it over 80 million registered voters for the 2019 election.
Talking about INEC’s preparation for the 2019 general election, the INEC chairman said: “In fact, we can say that the 2019 general election is perhaps the most deliberately well planned election in our history.
We have finished the strategic planning, we have finished our strategic programme of action, we have completed the election project plan, we have issued a timetable and schedule plan on activities for the 2019 general elections “.