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INEC Announces 2023 General Election Date


The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed Saturday, February 18, 2023for the next general election in the country.

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, announced this on Wednesday at a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organised by the Senate Committee on INEC.

According to him, based on 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.

Yakubu expressed hope that the timetable and schedule of activities for the general election will be released after the Anambra governorship election.

“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,” he said.