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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.