Political parties’ presidential, National Assembly, gubernatorial, and state assembly campaigns will begin on the dates set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
While presidential and National Assembly elections will take place on September 28, 2022, gubernatorial and state legislature elections will take place on October 12, 2022.
The dates were revealed at the first quarter press briefing on the ongoing voter registration by Hajiya Asmau Sani Maikudi, Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC Kaduna.
Sani stated that political parties’ presidential and National Assembly campaigns will end at midnight on February 23, 2023, while gubernatorial and state assembly campaigns will end at midnight on March 9, 2023.
Sani said when asked if convicts will be permitted to vote in the 2023 elections:
“It is at the National Assembly’s discretion.” If it becomes legislation, INEC would have no choice but to execute it, and persons in penal facilities will be permitted to vote after it is enacted by the National Assembly.”