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INEC Reveals Plans on Possible 2023 Presidential Election Run-off

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that it is planning a run-off presidential election.

This will be done if no candidate passes the conditional requirements for being declared the winner following the February 25 election.

Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, hinted to this during a meeting with media bureau chiefs/editors on Friday in Abuja.

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Okoye stated that this has been INEC’s practice for all elections since 1999.


“18 candidates will be on the ballot for the first election.

“The Constitution has made it very clear two candidates who will be on the ballot are: one among the candidates who scored the highest number of votes at the election, the one that scored the highest number of votes at the election.

“The second candidate that will be on the ballot will be one among the remaining candidates who have the majority of votes in the highest number of states,” Okoye explained.

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The frontrunners for next year’s election are usually regarded as Asiwaju Bola Tinubu (All Progressives Congress, APC), Peter Obi (Labour Party, LP), and Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party, PDP).


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