- Nigeria's electoral body, INEC has released an important guide needed for the 2023 general elections
- The INEC chairman who confirmed this development noted that the commission has finally all that is required for the successful conduct of the polls
- Earlier, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, nine months before the forthcoming general election issued a strong warning to political parties, aspirants and key players in the polity urging them to abide by the commission's rules and regulations for the exercise
INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu said with the presentation of the Regulations and Guidelines, the commission has concluded formal preparations for the polls.
He said it is the first time the commission is releasing the guidelines nine months before the general elections.
INEC urged to extend voter registration timeline
INEC has been urged to adjust some of its critical pre-election timelines to grant political parties, candidates and the electorate more opportunities to be part of a free, fair and credible elections in 2023, a report by Vanguard indicated.
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Apart from giving Nigerians a free, fair and acceptable general elections in 2023, the electoral umpire must do all it can to get as many voters as possible on board. High participation strengthens the legitimacy of leadership. It imbues an electoral process with higher credibility.
INEC raises fears about 2023 elections, reveals number of unclaimed PVCs
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed some fears about the 2023 general elections as over 20 million Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) are yet to be claimed.
The electoral body lamented the poor participation of citizens in the ongoing continuous voters’ registration exercise.
Punch Newspaper reports that Mary Nkem, deputy director (voter education), made this known in Abuja on Wednesday, June 2.
Opposition party chairman reveals why INEC shift parties' primaries deadlines
The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party said the move by the commission was an initiative of political parties and not the commission.
Nwanyanwu added that the shift would afford parties ample time to adjust their programmes ahead of the new deadline.