The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has announced the date for the 2023 elections in the country.
Professor Yakubu, who announced a one-day public hearing on the National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill 2021, said the 2023 general elections are exactly one year, nine months, two weeks and six days.
During the public hearing organized by the Senate Committee on INEC, Yakubu disclosed that the 2023 Elections would hold on Saturday, February 18th 2023, in line with the principle established by the Commission.
According to him, the Commission would immediately release the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the General Election after the November 6th 2021 Anambra Governorship elections.
However, he expressed optimism that the Senate would do the needful in ensuring clarity about the electoral legal framework to govern the elections.
He further stated that one of the numerous challenging responsibilities carried out by the Commission is the prosecution of electoral offenders.
Meanwhile, the INEC Boss lamented the delay in the prosecution of electoral offenders, adding that only 60 convictions have been secured out of the 125 cases of electoral offences filed in various courts since the 2015 general election.