NIGERIA. Abuja: Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), has set the date for the Nigeria 2023 general election. Yakubu disclosed this to journalists in Abuja following President Mohammadu Buhari’s approval of the election bill.
The 2023 general election, which was previously scheduled by the INEC to begin on February 18, 2023, has been rescheduled as Buhari signed the amended electoral bill, which he has rejected several times, citing insecurity, errors in the bill, the proximity of the date, and other notable reasons, according to Yakubu.
Presidential and National Assembly elections, on the other hand, are slated for February 25, 2023, with Governorship and State Assembly elections to follow on March 11, 2023.
Yabuku reminded Nigerians of the commission’s readiness to deliver credible elections, adding that the date change is in accordance with INEC legislation and the Federal Republic of Nigeria Constitution.
2023 electoral timetable
Following Buhari’s successful signature of the electoral bill and consideration of the new legislation contained in the electoral bill, the 2023 general election is rescheduled as follows;
From April 4 through June 3 of this year, all political parties are supposed to have conducted and resolved any conflicts that arise during the primaries.
However, in the Presidential and National Assembly elections, all political parties are expected to submit their nomination forms to the INEC through its online portal by Friday, June 10 and Governorship and State Assembly positions are expected to be submitted by July 1 using the same procedures.
2023 election campaigns
As a result, the Presidential and National Assembly campaigns begin on September 28 and terminate at midnight on February 23, 2023.
Yakubu stated that the Governorship and State Assembly will begin on October 12 and expire on March 9, 2023.
As a result, Yakubu advised all political parties and candidates to rigorously follow the INEC’s electoral guidelines to ensure a smooth election.
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