INEC's release of 2023 elections timetable will distract governance, says former senator Sani

INEC's release of 2023 elections timetable will distract governance, says former senator Sani

- Shehu Sani has aired his opinion on INEC's release of the 2023 elections timetable

- Sani claimed that this will cause a distraction for the leadership

- The former senator also raised concerns that the release of the timetable will spark off electioneering campaigns among politicians

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To the surprise of many Nigerians, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, October 15, released the timetable for 2023 general elections.

This move by the electoral agency has sparked a lot of heated reactions and comments by political observers and analysts.

One of those who have aired their views as well as misgiving to this is Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central.

On his Twitter page on Thursday, Sani opined that the early release of the timetable will have its toll on governance.

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INEC's release of 2023 elections timetable will distract governance - Sani

Sani claimed that INEC's release of the 2023 elections timetable will distract governance (Photo credit: The Guardian)
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In fact, the former senator claimed that this has the potential of distracting the leadership from carrying out its primary function: governance.

Moreover, he raised concerns that the timetable will kindle the embers of electioneering campaigns.

He tweeted:

"The release of the 2023 elections timetable by INEC will distract governance and no amount of warnings will stop early electioneering campaigns."

Earlier, INEC announced that the next presidential election would be held on February 18, 2023.

Speaking on Thursday, October 15, the electoral commission's chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known while addressing pressmen during a media briefing in Abuja.

The INEC boss also inaugurated a special Adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution. According to him, the country has 855 days to the next general election, charging members of the House of Representatives to make a swift move on the amendment.

This came on the heels of manifold controversies trailing the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as commissioner of the INEC by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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It would be recalled that the president on Tuesday, October 13, nominated Onochie, his special assistant on social media, from Delta state for the INEC job.

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