2015 Elections: INEC Says Campaign Begins November 2014 …As President Jonathan Sets to Declare

Source: pointblanknews.com

Details of the process leading to next year's elections emerged yesterday

with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixing October

2-11 2014 for primaries by the parties contesting the polls.

This is even as President Goodluck Jonathan is set to declare for his

second term bid.
The President's campaign will be predicated on successes in key sectors

such as infrastructure development, power, roads, rail transportation and

aviation, a source confided in Pointblanknews.com.

INEC had announced last Friday that the Presidential and National Assembly

Elections would hold on February 14 to be followed on February 28 by the

governorship and state assembly polls.
INEC expects that any dispute arising from the primaries will be resolved

before elections.
According to the details made public yesterday by the Commission's

Secretary, Mrs. Augusta Ogakwu, the official register of voters will be

published on January 13 2015 while list of nominated candidates for

Presidential and National Assembly election will published on the same

The parties are due to submit the nomination forms of their Presidential

and National Assembly candidates not later than January 6, 2015 while

those for the governorship and state Houses of Assembly should be received

by the commission latest on January 20 2015.
The list of nominated candidates for governorship and state Houses of

Assembly will be published on January 17, 2015.
Publication of notice of poll for all election will be displayed on

January 18, 2015.
The commission slated November 4-11 2014 for the collection of forms for

all elections by the political parties.
The deadline for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 at the INEC

headquarters for all elections is December 18, 2014 for Presidential and

National Assembly elections and December 25, 2014 for governorship and

State Assembly Elections.
The parties have up till December 30, 2014 for the withdrawal by

candidates/replacement of withdrawn candidates for Presidential and

National Assembly elections and January 13 for governorship and House of

Assembly elections.
Publication of personal particulars of candidates (CF001) for Presidential

and National Assembly is December 25, 2014 while that of governorship and

State Assembly elections will be done on January 1, 2015.

In the same vein, the parties are required to submit the names of their

agents for the Presidential/National Assembly elections to electoral

officers at local government area/ area council level by January 29, 2015

and for the governorship/State Assembly elections by February 12, 2015.

Campaigns in respect of the Presidential/National Assembly elections are

to run from November 16, 2014 to February 12,2015.

For the governorship/State Assembly candidates, their campaigns are

permitted from November 30, 2014 to February 26, 2015.

Candidates in the June 2014 election in Ekiti State are free to start

campaigning from March 23.
Forms for the election will be available for collection from April 1.

Party primaries, including resolution of disputes arising from them,

should not be later than April 14.
The last day for the submission of Forms CF001 and CF002 at INEC

headquarters is April 21 while the commission will publish the personal

particulars of candidates on April 28.