The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will hold an extraordinary meeting today and thereafter make public its position on the new Electoral law.
This was contained in a statement signed by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in Abuja on Friday.
The statement described the signing of the bill as historic.
It noted that the Act contained many progressive provisions that would facilitate the conduct of free, fair and credible elections.
The statement read in parts, “The nation now has the Electoral Act 2022 which replaces the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
“Together with the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the new act constitutes the principal law to govern the conduct of future elections, including the 2023 general elections.
“Given the tight timelines contained in the new law, the commission fully appreciates the importance of proceeding with their implementation in earnest. Consequently, an extraordinary meeting of the commission is scheduled for February 26 (today). Thereafter, a statement will be issued on the way forward.”