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Breaking: Reps change order of 2019 general election,the presidential and National Assembly elections come first on the same day, while that of governors and state assemblies come last.

National Assembly election is to hold first followed by the governorship and state assemblies’ elections, while the presidential poll will come last – INEC earlier released the timetable and schedules of activities for the 2019 general elections The House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 23, amended the electoral act to change the order of 2019 general elections. This is coming up barely a month after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the timetable for the 2019 general elections. New Telegraph reports that the amendment was effected Tuesday, January 23, at the committee of the whole while considering the report of the House committee on electoral matters on the proposed amendment to the electoral act 2010. With the latest amendment, the National Assembly election is to hold first, followed by gubernatorial and state assembly with the presidential election billed to be conducted last. It was learnt that the election sequence before now is in such a way that the presidential and National Assembly elections come first on the same day, while that of governors and state assemblies come last.

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