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BREAKING: INEC announces date for 2023 Presidential election

The 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed.

Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this on Thursday.

In his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, the INEC Chairman told members of the House of Representatives they are about 855 days left for the next general elections.

In another development, INEC has assured that it will commence distribution of sensitive materials for Imo North senatorial bye-election on October 28.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo, Ezeonu made this known while speaking at a Town Hall meeting with stakeholders at Okigwe Local Government Council hall on Thursday.

He said the materials would be sent to all the local government areas and wards in Imo North on October 28 from the different Registration Area Centres (RAC) in the zone.

Ezeonu told the stakeholders that new strategies had been introduced for the election in line with COVID-19 pandemic.

He said that an election reviewing portal would be created from which the electorate could view election results.

He said that the commission would engage no fewer than 3,000 ad-hoc workers for the election.

The Imo REC said that an application existed that could enable iPad users to snap and send reports to portals in the situation room alongside phone numbers provided for WhatsApp.

According to him, all NCDC directives on COVID-19 like washing of hand with soap, wearing of face mask, social distancing, proper hygiene, use of thermometers and hand sanitisers would be adhered to.

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