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INEC Shifts 2023 Elections Over Late Signing Of Electoral Act

The Independent National Electoral Commission has shifted the 2023 Presidential election from February 18 to February 25, 2023, following the late signing of the Electoral Act by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a news conference in Abuja on Saturday.

He said 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 date is in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral laws, which states that elections notice be published at least 260 days to the elections

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

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