Eight critical timelines for 2023 general elections

Posted by News Express | 27 February 2022 | 670 times

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•INEC official carrying a bag with electoral materials

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday adjusted the dates to conduct the 2023 general elections.

INEC, thereafter, announced new dates for the polls, just a day after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law.

It is the fourth time the Electoral Act was repealed and re-enacted since the return of democracy in Nigeria in May 1999.

The 1998-1999 elections were administered by transitional decrees until the emergence of the 2001 Electoral Act, which was repealed and re-enacted as the Electoral Act 2002.

The Electoral Act 2002 was in turn repealed and re-enacted in 2006, 2010, and now the Electoral Act 2022.

Here are eight critical timelines for the forthcoming general elections, as announced by INEC:

Publication of Notice of Election: Monday February 28, 2022.

Conduct of party primaries including the resolution of disputes arising from them: Monday, April 4, 2022 to Friday June 3, 2022.

Submission of nomination forms to INEC via the online portal for Presidential and National Assembly election: 9.00am on Friday, June 10, 2022 to 6.00pm on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Submission of nomination forms to INEC via the online nomination portal for Governorship and State Assembly elections: 9.00am on Friday, July 1, 2022 to 6.00pm on Friday, July 15, 2022.

Commencement of campaign by political parties for Presidential and National Assembly election: Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Commencement of campaign by political parties for Governorship and State Assembly elections: Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Last day of campaign by political parties for Presidential and National Assembly elections: midnight on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

Last day of campaign by political parties for Governorship and State Assembly elections: midnight on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

(Channels TV)


Source: News Express

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