The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the timetable for the 2023 General Elections.
According to the timetable which will be released in November 2021, the presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, stated this at a public hearing on the Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) bill.
He urged the National Assembly to pass the Electoral Act ammendment bill as there must be clarity and certainty about the electoral legal framework to govern the conduct of 2023 elections.
“The commission is anxious to know the legal framework to govern the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
“By the principle established by the commission, the 2023 general elections will be held on Saturday, 18 February 2023 which is exactly one year, nine months, two weeks and six days away from today.
“We hope to release the timetable for the general elections immediately after the Anambra governorship election scheduled to hold on the 6th of November 2021.
“In order to do so, there should be clarity and certainty about the electoral legal framework to govern the 2023 general elections. We are confident that the National Assembly will do the needful and do so in earnest,” he said.
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.