Breaking: INEC Moves 2023 Elections Date, Gives Reason

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INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has moved the dates for the 2023 general elections following the late signing of the Electoral Act by President, Muhammadu Buhari.

While the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections were moved from February 18 to February 25, 2023, the governorship and state houses of assembly elections will now hold on March 11, 2023.

The change of dates was announced by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a news conference in Abuja on Saturday.

According to Yakubu, the new date is to allow for conformity with the provisions of the Electoral laws which stipulates that elections notice be published at least 260 days to the elections

The INEC Chairman also said the electoral guidelines will also be published in due course.

The new Act states that INEC must publish the notice of election at least 360 days to the polls.


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