INEC Sets Date for Presidential, Legislative Elections…Ekiti, Osun Elections Gets Date Too
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed February 14 next year for the presidential and legislative elections in the country.
The commission announced the date in a statement signed by its secretary, Augusta Ogukwu on Friday night.
Also the commission released the time table for the Osun and Ekiti state governorship elections.
While the Ekiti Governorship election will hold on June 21 2014, the Osun Governorship election will hold August 9 2014.
The commission said in a three paragraph statement said that the release of the time tables was the outcome of the retreat in Kaduna
The elections are expected to be the most closely fought since the end of military rule in 1999.
It may offer the first real competition to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who have governed since years of military dictatorship ended in 1999.
President Goodluck Jonathan has refused to announce his intentions but his perceived desire to run has fractured his People’s Democratic Party amid increasing political violence.
His supporters are embroiled in a bitter dispute with other members of the ruling party over whether or not he should seek another term in office.
Dozens of party stalwarts have defected to a new opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
Stay updated with Abusidiqu.com, a member of the NIGERIANEWSBEAT team. Follow us on TWITTER or be our fan on FACEBOOK
Do not hesitate to leave your opinion in the comment section below.
To contact Abusidiqu.com for Article Submission and Advertisement or General inquiry, send a mail to email@example.com
Leave a Reply