Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the national register of voters to political parties. The register was presented by the chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, at the quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja.
The commission also revealed the official total number of registered voters is 84 million. Meanwhile, the Commission says it will train over one million electoral staff and ad-hoc personnel for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.
Mr Solomon Soyebi, Chairman, Board of Electoral Institute (BEI), today in Calabar explained that 850,000 electoral personnel would be trained as polling unit officials, while 150,000 would consist of Civil Society Organizations and officials of security agencies officials.
The Presidential election is scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 16, 2019, alongside National Assembly elections. While the governorship election and State Houses of Assembly elections are scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019.