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2023: INEC fixes Sept 28, Oct 12 to commence campaign

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released dates to start campaign for the presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state assembly by political parties in the country.

The electoral body said campaign for presidential and National Assembly elections would commence on September 28, 2022, and that of the governorship and state houses of assembly would begin on October 12, 2022.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC, Kaduna, Hajiya Asmau Sani Maikudi, announced the dates at the first quarter press briefing on the ongoing voter registration.

INEC fixed the last date for campaign by political parties for the presidential and National Assembly on midnight of February 23, 2023 while that of governorship and state assembly on midnight of March 9, 2023.

Sani, emphasized that inmate might be allowed to vote if given go ahead by the National assembly.

“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.”