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INEC publishes notice of 2023 general elections in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday in Lagos State, published the notice of election for the 2023 general elections as required by law.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the notice was pasted at the gate of the commission for public viewing.

The notice read in part: “In accordance with Section 28 (1) of the Electoral Act 2022, notice is hereby given that elections shall hold as follows:

“Presidential and National Assembly – Saturday Feb. 25, 2023. Governorship and State Assembly – Saturday March 11, 2023.

“Take notice that the place of delivery of nomination papers for the elective offices shall be the commission’s headquarters, Maitama, Abuja via the online portal established for this purpose.

The notice dated Feb. 28, was signed by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Speaking with NAN, Mrs Ademike Oriowo, the Public Affairs Officer, INEC in Lagos state said that the same publication was replicated across INEC offices in all the 20 Local Government Areas of the state.

Oriowo said the commission had commenced implementation of activities and timetable for the 2023 general elections and would not leave any stones unturned in all the processes involved.

With this notice, the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections are 360 days away. 

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