INEC release timetable for 2015 election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the timetable for the 2015 elections.

The commission, in a statement issued in Abuja late Friday night, fixed the Presidential and National Assembly elections for February 14, 2015.

The statement was signed by the Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu.

The commission also fixed state assembly and governorship elections for February 28 same year.

The statement added that the governorship election in Ekiti State would hold on June 21, 2014 while that of Osun State would hold on August 9, 2014.

Ogakwu said the timetable was released after the retreat of the commission in Kaduna, which she said, was held between Tuesday and Friday.

She said the release was done in pursuant of the powers conferred on the commission by the constitution and the Electoral Act (2010) as amended.

The statement was however silent on when politicians could declare their interest in contesting for any of the offices.

The Electoral Act 2010, Section 31 (1) states that, “Every political party shall not later than 60 days before the date appointed for the general election under the provisions of this Act, submit to the Commission in the prescribed forms list of the candidates the party proposes to sponsor at the elections.”