The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has vowed that the 2023 Nigerian elections “will be the best” as people’s votes will count.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Yakubu said this on Saturday during the Youth Vote Count Concert held at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja.
“For those of you who registered on the INEC result viewing portal, you were seeing the results from polling units on Election Day in Ekiti state. Ekiti was good, Osun is going to be better, 2023 will be the best, your votes will count”, he said.
The 2023 Nigerian elections will be held, in large part, on 25 February and 11 March 2023. The President and Vice President will be elected on 25 February, with incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari ineligible to run, being term-limited.
Additionally, there will also be elections on the same day for the Senate and the House of Representatives. On 11 March, twenty-eight gubernatorial elections will be held alongside elections to state houses of assembly in all 36 states. Two additional gubernatorial elections will be held later in the year alongside potential rerun elections for regularly scheduled elections annulled from earlier in the year.