Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the polls.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, announced this in Abuja while meeting with the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) at the commission’s headquarters.
Yakubu said: “With the coming into force of the Electoral Act 2022, it has become necessary to review the commission’s regulations and guidelines to govern the conduct of elections.
“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the Electoral Act 2022 and the regulations and guidelines constitute the electoral legal framework.
“On several occasions, the commission has assured Nigerians that we are finalizing the regulations and guidelines for the elections.
“I am glad to announce that the document is ready and will be presented to Nigerians shortly. The soft copy will be uploaded to our website with the link shared on our social media platforms.”
The INEC boss said the Commission has virtually concluded the planning processes for the 2023 polls, nine months ahead of the elections, with the release of the regulations and guidelines and earlier publication of the Strategic Plan (SP) 2022-2026 and Election Project Plan 2023.
Yakubu also said the training manual would also be presented to Nigerians in the next couple of weeks while INEC would focus on election administration going forward.