By Mitchelle Uzorka, 07:43pm
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Saturday, 26 2022 announced new dates for the 2023 elections.
The National Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu announced the new development at a news conference in Abuja, the Federal capital.
According to him, 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.
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 submission of nomination forms by political parties is scheduled as follows:
Presidential and National Assembly: 10th June to 17th June 2022
Governorship and state assemblies: 1st July to 15th July 2022