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BREAKING: INEC takes final decision on resumption of campaign

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INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has approved resumption of political campaigns.

Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, posted on INEC’s official Twitter page on Monday.

Okoye said the commission took the decision after reviewing its preparations for the elections, as well as consultations with political parties.

The statement reads, “After consultations with political parties, the Commission has approved that campaigns by parties and candidates can resume forthwith and end by midnight of Thursday, 21st February, 2019.

“Media organisations are at liberty to accept, publish, broadcast and circulate campaign materials up till midnight of Thursday, 21st February, 2019. Political parties and their candidates are enjoined to abide by the extant laws governing campaigns.

“The Commission is focusing on the elections to be held on 23rd February and 9th March to ensure that they are free, fair and credible. We urge all Nigerians to participate fully in the elections, notwithstanding the disappointment.”

 

 

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