INEC announces dates for 2023 election campaign

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced dates for the commencement of the presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state assembly campaigns by political parties.

While the campaign for presidential and National Assembly elections will commence on September 28, 2022, that of governorship and state houses of assembly will commence on October 12, 2022.

This was disclosed by Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC Kaduna, Hajiya Asmau Sani Maikudi, who announced the dates at the first quarter press briefing on the ongoing voter registration.

Sani said the last of campaign by political parties for the presidential and National Assembly is midnight of February 23, 2023 while that of governorship and states assembly is midnight of March 9, 2023.

When asked if inmates would be allowed to vote at the 2023 elections, Sani said;

“It is at the discretion of the National Assembly. If it is a law, INEC has no option but to implement the law and once it is passed by the National Assembly, people in correctional centres will be allowed to vote.”

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