Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, November 21, said the Area Council elections in FCT will hold on March 2, 2019, along with the governorship and state Assembly elections.
Yakubu also said that the list of candidates for elections will be published in its Federal Capital Territory (FCT) office and also at the six Area Councils on Wednesday, November 21. The INEC chairman disclosed this during a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners at the Commission’s Conference Room, INEC Headquarters, Abuja.
READ ALSO: Senate probes alleged police meddling in Kwara bye-election The commission also noted that party primaries for the Area Council elections ended on October 27, 2018.
The Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, alleged in a new book he released on Tuesday, November 20, that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conspired against his planned electoral victory in 2015.
Jonathan also alleged that INEC was bias in the distribution of voting credentials to the electorate and that this was the beginning of his defeat at the March 28, 2015, general elections. In the book, Jonathan wrote: “For some inexplicable reason, the INEC had been able to achieve near 100 percent distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in the north, including the north east, which was under siege with Boko Haram insurgency but failed to record a similar level of distribution in the south which was relatively more peaceful.”