Dates for the general elections in 2023 have been set by the Independent Electoral Commission, or INEC.

The declaration was made on Saturday during a news conference in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC National Chairman.

He claims that the new dates for the presidential and National Assembly elections are Saturday, February 25, 2023, and March 11, 2023, respectively, for the governorship and state house of assembly elections.

The additional date, according to Yakubu, is necessary to ensure adherence to the Electoral Laws’ requirements that election notices be published at least 260 days before the election.

The Electoral Guidelines would be released in due course, according to the INEC chairman.