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UPDATED: INEC Reschedules 2023 General Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a comprehensive timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general elections.

From the timetable, the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to take place on February 18, 2023, have been moved to Saturday, February 25, 2023.

The Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections will hold on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

With this adjustment, the 2023 general elections are just 363 days away.

Campaign for Presidential and National Assembly elections by political parties will commence on September 28, 2022.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said the Commission decided to adjust the dates to ensure compliance with the provisions of the new law.

According to him, Notice of Election will be published on February 28, 2022.

“Conduct of party primaries, including the resolution of disputes arising from them will take place between Monday 4th April 2022 to Friday 3rd June 2022.

“Submission of nomination forms to INEC via the online portal for Presidential and National Assembly election will commence from 9.00 am on Friday 10th June 2022 to 6.00 pm on Friday 17th June 2022.

“Submission of nomination forms to INEC via the online nomination portal for Governorship and State Assembly elections – 9.00 am on Friday 1st July 2022 to 6.00 pm on Friday 15th July 2022.

“Commencement of Campaign by political parties for Presidential and National Assembly election will be Wednesday 28th September 2022.

“Commencement of Campaign by political parties for Governorship and State Assembly elections will start Wednesday 12th October 2022.

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“Last day of the campaign by political parties for Presidential and National Assembly elections will be midnight on Thursday 23rd February 2023.

“Last day of the campaign by political parties for Governorship and State Assembly elections will be midnight on Thursday 9th March 2023,” he explained.

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