The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, MAHMOUD YAKUBU has said the early release of the time table for the 2019 general elections was not to overheat the polity.
He said rather, it was to allow for proper planning for the poll.
While speaking on the sidelines of the International conference on electoral process in Benin-Republic, the INEC boss said what the body has done was in line with best practices.
YAKUBU also faulted the claim in some quarters that the development will give room for rigging.
The 2019 general elections will commence with the presidential and the National Assembly poll on February 16.