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2023: Time running out for new electoral bill, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that the continued delay in the assent to the Electoral Act (2010) modification bill may have an impact on the implementation of the new changes for the 2023 general elections.

The commission stated that, while it acts under the present legislative framework, it is critical to have the law that will lead the elections in place at least 12 to 18 months before the election.

Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, has already set February 23, 2023 as the date for the presidential election, which will take place almost one year from now.

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Electoral Bill: President Buhari’s Refusal To Sign Bill Not Surprising – Ajibola Basiru

Nigerian senate spokesperson, Ajibola Basiru has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the electoral bill is not surprising.

Basiru who spoke in an interview on Channels Television, said he would have been surprised if Buhari assented the electoral bill given certain circumstances and unnecessary controversies particularly within the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress.