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Breaking! 2023: INEC Releases Election Campaign Dates, Insists Inmates will not Vote


The electoral body said there are no provisions for inmates to vote at the moment, stating that only the legislative house can decide that

INEC says campaigns will commence in September 2022, and curtains will be drawn to a close on campaigns in March 2023.

Political parties like APC and PDP will also be looking towards intensifying their campaign strategies ahead of the 2023 general elections

The coast is clear at the moment as Nigeria’s electoral body announced campaign dates ahead of the 2023 general elections.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), September 28, 2022, has been slated for the presidential and National Assembly elections, Sahara Reporters reports.

Daily Info gathered that INEC in its schedule allows governorship and state houses of assembly candidates to commence their campaign on October 12, 2022.

Making the announcement, the INEC chief in Kaduna, Asmau Sani Maikudi, during a press briefing, said the campaigns will also roll over to 2023.

This will allow presidential and National Assembly candidates to carry out their final campaign until midnight of February 23, 2023.

She also stated that governorship and states assembly candidates will also enjoy similar privileges as they are allowed to finalize their campaign until midnight of March 9, 2023.

When asked about the electoral body’s plan for inmates at the 2023 polls, she noted that only the legislative house could decide their participation.

She said:

“It is at the discretion of the National Assembly. If it is a law, INEC has no option but to implement the law and once it is passed by the National Assembly, people in correctional centres will be allowed to vote.”

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