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INEC fixes date for 2023 presidential elections

The electoral umpire also asks for a speedy passage of electoral reform laws.

• October 15, 2020
Prof. Yakub Mahmood
INEC chariman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu [Photo Credit: Twitter]

Nigeria’s electoral umpire INEC has fixed Saturday, February 18, 2023, for the conduct of the next presidential election in the country.

INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu made this known Thursday at the inauguration of the House of Representatives committee on Constitution review.

With less than 900 days to the poll, Mr. Yakubu urged the Green Chamber to work towards timely review of the electoral act, while highlighting the commission’s efforts in adopting technological innovations in the conduct of elections.

INEC’s announcement comes hours after photos of a yet to be registered “Youth Democratic Party” circulated the Internet in the wake of the raging #EndSARS and anti-police brutality protests.

The YDP which has gained prominence among Twitter users is projected as a viable alternative to the ruling APC and the opposition PDP.

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