Just In: INEC fixes date for 2023 general elections
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that the 2023 general elections will hold on February 18, 2023.
Mr Yakubu stated this at a public hearing on the ‘National Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) Bill, 2021’ organised by Senate Committee on INEC, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Earlier, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, while opening the hearing, said that the bill would not only harmonise regulations and laws related to electoral offences, but also serve as deterrence to offenders.
Mr Lawan, who was represented by Senate Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda, said having the electoral offences commission would be a solution to ensuring diligence in the administration of electoral justice system.
While commenting on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Chairman, Senate Committee on INEC, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, said that it would be passed soon.