The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) set to release the final presidential and governorship candidate
The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu announced the dates on Thursday in Abuja.
Yakubu spoke at a meeting organized by the Centre for Democracy and Development in Abuja with the theme, “Conducting Nigeria’s 2023 Elections in Volatile Security Environment.”
According to Yakubu, the final list of the presidential candidates contesting in the 2023 race would be released on the 20th of September.
He further stated that the list of governorship candidates will be released by the commission on the 4th of October.
Yakubu took the opportunity to charge political parties and their candidates to focus on issue-based campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The INEC Chairman added that the electoral body will work with security agencies to ensure a peaceful election.
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Labour Party flagbearer, Peter Obi, New Nigeria Peoples Party presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso and several others would be hoping to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari at the end of his tenure in 2023.