INEC has fixed February 25 as new date for conduct of 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
A change of date from February 18 to February 25, 2023 was necessary to comply with the 360-day notice of elections provided for in newly signed Electoral Act.
The campaigns for the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections will kick-off on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 and end on midnight Thursday, February 23, 2023
2023 Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections to hold on March 11 with campaigns scheduled between Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and Thursday, March 9, 2023
The new dates were announced at the end of the extraordinary meeting of the Commission which was called after the signing of the 2022 Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law on Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Political parties are to hold primaries for nomination of candidates for 2023 elections between Monday, April 4 to Friday, June 3, 2022, Parties to submit names and nomination forms of candidates for Presidential and National Assembly elections between June 10 and June 17, 2022.
Nomination forms for candidates of Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections will be made between July 1 and July 15