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INEC announces new dates for 2023 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced that the 2023 Presidential election will now hold on February 25, 2023.

The commission had initially announced February 18, 2023, but had to change it due to the signing of the Electoral Act by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

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

He said the governorship and state houses of assembly elections will hold on March 11, 2023.

Yakubu explained that 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 before the elections.

The INEC boss 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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