The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the date for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement at a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, organized by the Senate Committee on INEC.
Mahmood Yakubu said the general elections are one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from the date of the announcement, hence the need for preparation.
Yakubu said the elections have been scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 18,while assuring that the complete timetable would be out before the end of the year.
“We hope to release the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the General Election immediately after the Anambra Governorship election scheduled to hold on 6th November 2021” he said.
The INEC boss said there should be clarity and certainty about the electoral legal framework to govern the election while expressing confidence that the National Assembly will do the needful.