Nigeria Elections2023: Passage of Electoral Bill Crucial to Preparation for Election – INEC

ABUJA — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pointed out that the speedy passage of the electoral bill is crucial to its preparations for future elections.

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Tuesday during the commission’s quarterly consultative meeting with political parties in Abuja.

He noted that the agency intends to release the timetable and schedule of election as soon as the bill is signed.

“We look forward to a speedy passage of the bill, which is crucial to our preparations for future elections.

“As soon as it is signed into law, the commission will quickly release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general election based on the new law.

“The detailed timetable is already uploaded to our website and social media platforms. Hard copies are also included in your folders for this meeting.

“Meanwhile, the commission has also decided that the suspended Ekiti east I state constituency bye-election will be combined with the state governorship election holding on June 18, 2022.

“Turning to the major end-of-tenure and off-cycle elections, party primaries for the Ekiti state governorship election are scheduled for January 4 to January 29, 2022.

“For the Osun state governorship election, primaries will hold from February 16, to March 12, 2022,” he said.

Beloved John (Staff Writer)

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