BREAKING: 2023: INEC extends deadline for conduct of primaries


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extending the deadline for political parties to conduct primaries.

The commission made this in a statement on Friday.

The electoral umpires extended the deadline after meeting with the leadership of the 18 registered political parties.

It said the Inter Party Advisory Commission (IPAC) had asked for a week extension for political parties to conclude the conduct of their presidential conventions and primaries.

IPAC chairman, Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, urged INEC to adjust its June 3rd timeline for the conduct of primaries.

Sani said, “I want to thank you for giving us the very official time to meet with you once again on the issue of how the parties can collaborate with you to ensure that we have a crisis-free election as we conduct our primaries.

Responding, INEC said it has given political parties 6 extra days to conduct its primaries.

It urged policymakers parties to conclude its primaries between 4th and 9th June 2022.

“However, based on the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election, the parties have now pleaded with the Commission to use the 6-day period between 4th and 9th June 2022 to conclude outstanding primaries and prepare to upload the list of candidates and their affidavits on the INEC Candidates Nomination Portal.

“The Commission did not schedule any specific activity during this period. The idea is to simply give parties time to compile the list and personal particulars of their nominated candidates before uploading same to the INC Candidates Nomination Portal from 10th – 17th June 2022.”

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