The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Tuesday at a meeting on election logistics for the general election in Lagos.
Yakubu said with just 143 days to the election, this meeting was timely, noting that the Commission is determined to build on the successes recorded in the recent off-cycle elections in Ekiti and Osun States in the delivery of election materials and the early commencement of polls.
The chairman added that the Commission has successfully implemented 9 out of 14 activities listed in the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general election.
“In achieving this goal, we need the support and partnership of all stakeholders. By your presence at this meeting, you have demonstrated your willingness to partner with the Commission and we are encouraged by such demonstration of support and commitment to the success of the electoral process as we continue to make steady progress in the implementation of our plans. So far, the Commission has successfully implemented 9 out of 14 activities listed in the Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Election.
“You may recall that two weeks ago, the Commission published the final list of candidates for national elections (Presidential, Senatorial and House of Representatives). Today, the list of candidates for State elections (Governorship and State Houses of Assembly) will be published in all our offices nationwide and uploaded to the Commission’s website as required by law. For the Governorship election holding in 28 States of the Federation, the 18 political parties have nominated a total of 837 candidates and their running mates. For State Assembly constituencies, 10,240 candidates are vying for 993 seats.
“With just 143 days to the 2023 general election, this meeting is timely. With partnership and support from Action Aid Nigeria, we look forward to actionable recommendations that will ensure seamless logistics for the 2023 general election.”