2019 election: Presidential, NASS campaigns start November 18 - INEC

2019 election: Presidential, NASS campaigns start November 18 - INEC

- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Sunday, November 18, lift the ban on campaign for 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections

- Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC Director Of Voter Education and Publicity, said that political parties who fielded candidates for both elections would commence campaigns

- Osaze-Uzzi said that the commencement of campaigns was in line with the Timetable and Schedule of Activities issued by INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Sunday, November 18, lift ban on campaign for 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for February 16, 2019.

A statement by Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC Director Of Voter Education and Publicity, on Saturday, November 17, in Abuja said that political parties who fielded candidates for both elections would commence campaigns across the country.

Osaze-Uzzi said that the commencement of campaigns was in line with the Timetable and Schedule of Activities issued by the INEC.

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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.”

He reminded political parties and their candidates that campaigns for Governorship and State Houses of Assembly would commence on December 1.

In a previous report by Legit.ng, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) advised parties and their candidates to adhere to electoral timetable on commencement of election campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the advice at the workshop for election professionals from the Commonwealth Africa Region on Monday, October 8, in Abuja.

Yakubu reminded political parties and candidates that the end of primaries did not mean the immediate commencement of campaigns.

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