February 7, 2023

February 7, 2023

Insecurity Won’t Stop 2023 Election From Not Holding, INEC Assures Nigerians

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said despite the insecurity and other challenges facing the country, the 2023 general elections would be held as scheduled.

 

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this on Thursday in Abuja at the public presentation of the 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (SP) and the 2023 Election Project Plan (EPP).

 

According to him, the documents were the third in the series of strategic election plans since deliberate planning of elections started in 2012.

 

He expressed delight that the plans have been finalised 10 months ahead of the 2023 general elections.

 

According to him, the elections would be conducted for 1,491 constituencies nationwide made up of one presidential constituency, 109 senatorial districts, 360 federal constituencies, 28 governorship elections and 993 state constituencies.

 

He said the election will involve an estimated one million electoral officials (both permanent and temporary or ad hoc staff) deployed to 176,846 polling units (PUs) in 8,809 Wards and 774 Local Government Areas across the country.

 

The INEC boss also said by next week, the commission will conclude the revision of the Regulations and Guidelines for the Conduct of Elections to comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.

 

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