BREAKING: INEC Releases Guidelines For 2023 Elections
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that INEC Releases Guidelines For 2023 Elections
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the legal framework that will guide the 2023 general elections.
INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja at a special meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) to review security arrangements for the Ekiti State governorship election.
Yakubu said with the presentation of the Regulations and Guidelines, the Commission has concluded formal preparations for the polls.
With the coming into force of the Electoral Act 2022, he said it has become necessary to review the Commission’s Regulations and Guidelines to govern the conduct of elections.
He said the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act 2022 and the Regulations and Guidelines jointly constitute the electoral legal framework.
According to him, “On several occasions, the Commission has assured Nigerians that we are finalizing the Regulations and Guidelines for the elections. I am glad to announce that the document is ready and will be presented to Nigerians shortly. The soft copy will be uploaded to our website with the link shared on our social media platforms.
“With the release of the Regulations and Guidelines today, and the publication of the Strategic Plan (SP) 2022-2026 and Election Project Plan 2023 earlier, the Commission has virtually concluded the planning processes for the 2023 General Election nine months ahead of the election.”