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Nigeria to hold presidential vote on Feb 14, 2015

Published on Jan 25, 2014 8:22 AM

ABUJA (AFP) - Nigeria is to hold its next presidential election on Feb 14, 2015, the electoral agency said on Friday, with incumbent head of state Goodluck Jonathan expected to seek a second term.

"The commission has scheduled the presidential and National Assembly elections for 14th February 2015," the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said in a statement.

The commission said governorship and elections for state assemblies would be held on Feb 28 next year.

It also fixed Jun 21 and Aug 9 this year for the gubernatorial polls in Ekiti and Osun, two states in the country's southwest where fresh elections are due at the expiration of the tenure of the incumbents.

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