INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu. Image: NAN

The Chairman of the INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, has said the Area Council elections in the FCT along with the governorship and state Assembly elections will hold on March 2, 2019.

He made this known at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners at the INEC Headquarters on Wednesday.

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Yakubu disclosed that the list of candidates for elections will be published in its Federal Capital Territory office and also at the six Area Councils on Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 (today).

He said: “The Area Council elections in FCT will hold on 2nd March 2019 along with the Governorship and State Assembly elections.

“Party primaries for the Area Council elections ended on 27th October 2018, list of candidates for elections will be published in our FCT office as well as the 6 Area Councils today Wed 21st Nov 2018.

“The Commission appeals to citizens to check the personal details of the Chairmanship and Councilorship candidates that seek to represent them Campaign for 2019 Presidential election officially commenced on Sunday 18th Nov 2018 as provided for by the Electoral Act.

“INEC is committed to closely monitoring d campaigns pursuant to our statutory mandate and to ensure compliance with d extant laws and regulations.”