JUST IN: INEC Releases 2023 Elections Dates in Line with Amended Electoral Act
Following the signing of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday, announced new dates for the 2023 elections.
This was announced by the National Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu at a news conference in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday.
According to him, the Presidential and National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, February 25, 2023, while governorship and state houses of assembly elections will hold on March 11, 2023.
Yakubu explained that the new dates are to allow for conformity with the provisions of the Electoral laws which stipulates that elections notice be published at least 260 days before the elections.
The INEC boss also said the Electoral guidelines will also be published in due course.
From the adjusted electoral timetable distributed to journalists, all political parties are expected to conduct party primaries and resolve all disputes arising from the primaries between April 4 to June 3, 2022.
The submission of nomination forms by political parties is scheduled as follows:
Presidential and National Assembly hold 10th June to 17th June 2022.
Governorship and state assemblies hold 1st July to 15th July 2022.