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Senate Assures that 2023 Census will Not Affect Elections

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The Senate has assured that the headcount being planned by the National Population Commission will not affect the conduct of the 2023 general election.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Kabiru Gaya, gave the assurance at a press briefing after defending the committee’s budget report before the Committee on Appropriations.

Gaya stated that the forthcoming census would not affect the conduct of the election as the two agencies could work together.

The chairman noted that the National Assembly would consider INEC’s additional requests for the 2023 general elections.

Written by: Helen Obih

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