INEC Announces Fresh Timetable For 2023 General Election
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, in accordance with the new electoral law, issued out new guidelines for 2023 general elections. This was contained in a press statement issued at the end of the emergency meeting of the Commission to review her preparedness for the poll.
The statement was made by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on the release of timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general election held at the conference room, INEC headquarters, Abuja, on Saturday 26th Feb 2022.
“Therefore, the Electoral Act 2022, together with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), form the legal basis for conducting all elections in Nigeria. In particular, the Electoral Act provides strict timelines for the implementation of electoral activities based on the date of the General Election. One of the significant timelines is the publication of Notice of Election not later than 360 days before the day appointed for holding an election which has now lapsed for the 2023 General Election.
“Consequently, the Commission has decided to adjust the dates of the 2023 General Election to ensure compliance with the provisions of the new law. Accordingly, the Presidential and National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday 25th February 2023 while the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections will hold two weeks later on Saturday 11th March 2023. With this adjustment, the 2023 General Election is now 363 days away.