Supporters of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Omoyele Sowore, and other presidential candidates will compete with 187 million ballot papers come February 25, 2023, to ensure victory for their preferred candidate.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed this on Friday.
Speaking on Friday (today) ahead of the much-anticipated exercise, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the commission will print a total of 187million ballot papers for the 2023 presidential election.
Okoye, during his address at a Roundtable with Bureau Chiefs/ Editors in Abuja today, said 93.5 million ballot papers would be used on February 25 for the presidential election.
He revealed that the remaining 93.5million ballot papers would be spared for run-off of the presidential election in case there is no clear winner.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, and other dignitaries were forced to seek cover on Friday at the inauguration of the Nigerian Law School, Port Harcourt campus.
Naija News understands that there was a temporary disruption at the event after the weather changed and started raining.
Recall that Malami and top government officials arrived in Port Harcourt earlier today to inaugurate the project.
President Muhammadu Buhari was billed to inaugurate the project known as the Dr Nabo Graham Douglas of the Nigerian Law School but sent Malami as his representative.
The programme had commenced at past 12:00 PM, but the weather changed as it reached its high point.
Minutes later, it started raining heavily, forcing Wike, Malami, and other dignitaries to get off for cover.
Governor Wike, however, led his guests into the auditorium of the law school campus to continue with the address as the rain continued to drop.