2019 Election: INEC Announces Date For Commencement of Presidential, NASS Election Campaign
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Sunday lift the ban on campaign for the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for February 16, 2019
A statement by Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC’s Director of Voter Education
and Publicity, on Saturday in Abuja to NAN said that political parties who
fielded candidates for both elections would commence campaigns across the country.
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Osaze-Uzzi said that the commencement of campaigns was in line with the
timetable and schedule of activities issued by the INEC.
He added that it was also in accordance with Section 99 (1) of the
Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) which provides that,
the period of campaigning in public by every political party shall
commence 90 days before polling day and end 24 hours prior to that day.
Political Parties are expected to conduct their activities in an organized and
peaceful manner, devoid of rancor, hate and/or inflammatory speeches.
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He reminded political parties and their candidates that campaigns for
Governorship and State Houses of Assembly would commence on December 1.