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INEC Declares Date For 2023 General Election

The Independent National Commission (INEC) has announce the date for the 2023 general election in the country.

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INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offenses Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, coordinated by the Senate Committee on INEC.

According to the INEC boss, the 2023 general election are actually one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from today.

“By the rule set up by the Commission, the 2023 General election will hold on Saturday 18th February 2023 which is actually one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from today,” he said.

“We desire to deliver the Plan and Timetable of Exercises for the Overall Political race after the Anambra Governorship political race planned to hold on 6th November 2021.

“To do as such, there ought to be clearness and assurance about the discretionary legitimate system to oversee the election. We are sure that the National Assembly will do the needful decisively.”

Yakubu noticed that one of the various obligations did by the commission is the arraignment of electoral wrongdoers, depicting it as the most difficult obligation for INEC.

He bemoaned the delay in the prosecution of electoral offenders has been perhaps the most difficult task for the commission since its establishment.

He added, “For example, since the 2015 general election election, 125 cases of electoral offenses were filled in variiy courts out of which 60 convictions have been secured so far, including the latest one in Akwa Ibom State.

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“The commission would like to see more successful prosecution of offenders,not just of ballot box snatchers and falsifiers of election results however above all their sponsors.

“We anticipate the day when highly placed sponsors of thuggery, including party chieftain and candidates that look to profit by infringement of the law, are caught. We believe that the work of the proposed Commission will help in such manner.”

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INEC Declares Date For 2023 General Election

The Independent National Commission (INEC) has announce the date for the 2023 general election in the country.

Advertisement

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration on Wednesday during a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offenses Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, coordinated by the Senate Committee on INEC.

According to the INEC boss, the 2023 general election are actually one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from today.

“By the rule set up by the Commission, the 2023 General election will hold on Saturday 18th February 2023 which is actually one year, nine months, two weeks and six days or 660 days from today,” he said.

“We desire to deliver the Plan and Timetable of Exercises for the Overall Political race after the Anambra Governorship political race planned to hold on 6th November 2021.

“To do as such, there ought to be clearness and assurance about the discretionary legitimate system to oversee the election. We are sure that the National Assembly will do the needful decisively.”

Yakubu noticed that one of the various obligations did by the commission is the arraignment of electoral wrongdoers, depicting it as the most difficult obligation for INEC.

He bemoaned the delay in the prosecution of electoral offenders has been perhaps the most difficult task for the commission since its establishment.

He added, “For example, since the 2015 general election election, 125 cases of electoral offenses were filled in variiy courts out of which 60 convictions have been secured so far, including the latest one in Akwa Ibom State.

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“The commission would like to see more successful prosecution of offenders,not just of ballot box snatchers and falsifiers of election results however above all their sponsors.

“We anticipate the day when highly placed sponsors of thuggery, including party chieftain and candidates that look to profit by infringement of the law, are caught. We believe that the work of the proposed Commission will help in such manner.”

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0139921998
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