Nigerian elections to be held on 14 February 2015

Africa Sustainable Conservation News

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By Donal Ojogo and Chibuzo Ukaibe, 25 January 2014

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the presidential and National Assembly elections for February 14, 2015. In the 2015 general elections timetable which INEC released yesterday in Abuja, the commission said they would be followed on February 28 by the governorship and state houses of assembly elections.

In a statement signed by INEC secretary Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, the commission said the Ekiti State governorship election would hold on June 21, 2014, while the Osun State poll would take place on August 9, 2014.

The statement added that the commission arrived at the dates for the elections after its four-day retreat which held in Kaduna from January 21.

The three-paragraph statement read: “Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Independent national Electoral…

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