Following the delay in the signing of the Electoral Act Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reportedly shifted the 2023 Presidential election from February 18 to February 25, 2023.
This was reportedly disclosed by the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at a news conference in Abuja on Saturday.
Yakubu reportedly stated that 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.
The chairman also 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.
He also made it known that the electoral guidelines will also be published in due course.