Technocrat Media, Abuja
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will hold an extraordinary meeting on the implementation of the Electoral Act 2022 signed into law on Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement on Friday in Abuja, INEC’s spokesman, Festus Okoye said: “Today Friday 25th February 2022, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the Electoral Bill 2022 into law. It contains many progressive provisions that will facilitate the conduct of free, fair, and credible elections in Nigeria.”
“The Nation now has the Electoral Act 2022 which replaces the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). Together with the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the new Act constitutes the principal law to govern the conduct of future elections, including the 2023 General Election.” Mr Okoye said.
He added, “Given the tight timelines contained in the law, the Commission fully appreciates the importance of proceedings with their implementation in earnest.”
“Consequently, an extraordinary meeting of the Commission is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday 26th February. Thereafter, a statement will be issued on the way forward.”