The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a list of voters who registered in 2021 to the 18 political parties in the country ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Presentation of list of new voters to Political Parties and implementation of the 2023 General Election Timetable.
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 1, 2022
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in a statement in Abuja, said the presentation was also in line with Section 10(3) of the Electoral Act 2022.
The section, according to him, provides that “the Commission shall, within 60 days after each year, make available to every political party the names and addresses of each person registered during that year.
“In compliance with the law, the Commission has today made available the soft copies of the list of persons registered as voters in 2021 to each political party.
“It shows that the commission has now implemented the second activity on the timetable for the 2023 poll,” he said.
Confirming that the first activity was the publication of the notice of election, implemented on February 28, 2022, Okoye said the next activity is the collection of Forms EC9 and EC9A—E by political parties for issuance to candidates who emerge from their party primaries.
He advised parties to download the form from the Commission’s website.
“The commission will continue to provide regular updates to Nigerians on implementing all electoral activities,” he added.
2023 Election: INEC presents new voters’ list to political parties