INEC, the Independent National Electoral Commission, adjusts its 2023 election dates to conform with new electoral act.
INEC announced today that the Presidential and National Assembly election will hold on February 25, 2023.
Two years ago, the Commission scheduled 18 February 2023 for both elections.
Enugu Metro predicted yesterday that INEC might amend the timetable to conform with the law signed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Specifically, Section 3(3) of the Act mandates the Commission to release funds for general elections at least one year before the election.
As we speculated, “Going by this law, the Presidency has already defaulted by eight days to give INEC the funds it needs to conduct Elections 2023.
“Alternatively, INEC could shift its announced election date backwards to accommodate the law,” we said yesterday.
INEC’s action presupposes that it has received funding for the elections as well.
INEC adjusts 2023 Election dates to conform with law