As 2023 general election draws closer, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed the date for the release of the final lists of presidential and governorship candidates.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke at a meeting organized by the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja with the theme, “Conducting Nigeria’s 2023 Elections in Volatile Security Environment,” in Abuja on Thursday September 1, gave the breakdown of activities leading up to the conduct of the 2023 elections.
Yakubu said that while the final list of the presidential candidates will be out on September 20, that of governorship hopefuls will be released on October 4.
CEOAFRICA reports that the INEC Chairman further asked political parties and their candidates to focus on issue-based campaigns. He also said that the commission is collaborating with security agencies to ensure a peaceful election.