However flight operations will resume on February 26, the local airline assured.
Air Peace disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, via its official Instagram handle.
The statement reads, “Members of the public are hereby informed that there will be no scheduled flights on February 25, 2023, due to the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections. Scheduled flight operations resume on Sunday, February 26, 2023.”
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that general elections will be held in Nigeria on 25 February 2023 to elect the President and Vice President and members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is ineligible to run, being term-limited.
The President of Nigeria is elected using a modified two-round system. To be elected in the first round, a candidate must receive a plurality of the valid vote and over 25% in at least 24 of the 36 states. If no candidate passes this threshold, a second round will be held between the top candidate and the next candidate to have received a majority of votes in the highest number of states.
The 109 members of the Senate are elected from 109 single-seat constituencies (three in each state and one for the Federal Capital Territory) by first-past-the-post voting. The 360 members of the House of Representatives are also elected by first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies.
With President Muhammadu Buhari having been elected to the office of president twice, he was ineligible for renomination. There was no formal zoning agreement for the APC nomination despite calls from politicians and interest groups such as the Southern Governors’ Forum to zone the nomination to the South as Buhari, a northerner, was elected twice.
The party held its indirect presidential primary on 8 June 2022 in Abuja and nominated Bola Tinubu, the former Governor of Lagos State.[
In mid-June, the APC submitted the name of Kabir Ibrahim Masari- a politician and party operative from Katsina State- as a placeholder vice presidential nominee to be substituted at a later date.
On 10 July, Ibrahim Masari formally withdrew as a vice presidential nominee and later that day, Tinubu announced Kashim Shettima- Senator for Borno Central and former Governor of Borno State- as his replacement.