INEC slates next general election for Feb 18, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday released the calendar for the 2023 general election, saying poll will start from February 18, 2023, while details of the election timetable will be made public soon.
According to the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, the next general election is exactly one year, nine months, two weeks and six days away.
Yakubu disclosed this on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organised by the Senate Committee on INEC.
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“By the principle established by the Commission, the 2023 General Election will hold on Saturday 18th February 2023 which is exactly one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from today.
“We hope to release the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the General Election immediately after the Anambra Governorship election scheduled to hold on 6th November 2021.
“In order to do so, there should be clarity and certainty about the electoral legal framework to govern the election. We are confident that the National Assembly will do the needful in earnest,” Yakubu said.