YDP commends INEC for early release of 2019 elections timetable

MDP, others get INEC registration certificates

Nigeria Commission Sets Date for 2019 Presidential Election

The Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN, one of the newly registered political parties which collected their certificates from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday has said its registration was not meant to make up the numbers of registered political parties in the country but to galvanise Nigerians towards re-writing the nation's political history.

Addressing newsmen at the party's national secretariat, in Abuja, National Chairman of the ADP, Engr.

Animashaun-Ajiboye stated that the development would provide ample time for political parties to prepare for the elections. Yabaji Sani, alleged that the ruling party must have perfected rigging plans for INEC to schedule the presidential election first.

"For the avoidance of doubt, we have not restrained INEC from conducting the election as ordered by this court on November 20, 2017", the court said.

"So the order of the elections as released by INEC is one thing we are not comfortable with because once you have a president sitting there then he cut it the shots, he can have his ways against the wishes of the people of the country". So, this is one area we are not comfortable with and I think if that area must be looked into. It said the presidential and national assembly primaries will begin in August and campaigning in November of this year.

"So, we are saying that we want tbe arrangement to be the other way round instead of the way we have it today because the way we have it today it is against what tne democracy is all about". They want to say might is right.

The presidential and National Assembly elections will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, while regional and local elections to elect new governors and local assembly members will be held two weeks later on Saturday, March 2, 2019, INEC said while briefing journalists on Tuesday.

"The need for total socio-economic and political reforms has become stronger now than ever. Regrettably, the economy has also collapsed".

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