INEC gives 2023 election date

Election to choose a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari will hold on Saturday, February 18, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, at the inauguration of the House of Representatives committee on 1999 constitution review said there are just about 855 days left for the 2023 general election.

He urged the lawmakers to ensure a timely review of the 1999 constitution and the electoral act to help improve the country’s electoral process.

He said as it is usually the case, the elections have to take place in the second week of February of each election year.

The INEC chairman restated the commission’s commitment to credible polls  through the use of various  technology  the commission has adopted in conducting elections..

The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the constitution review is important to “identify those areas where the laws of our land have not lived up to expectations” and fix the gaps.

“We are commencing this constitutional review process at a time of great and ongoing upheaval in our country. New challenges emerge daily from every corner. Some of these challenges are of our own making, and others, we could not have foreseen.

“Whichever may be the case, the Nigerian people look up to us as government to proffer solutions that work, to do the heavy lifting of writing new constitution, one better suited to our current aspirations and reflecting our vision of the future,” said Yakubu.

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