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INEC Warns Political Parties to Avoid Campaigns Until 90 Days to Election

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Abuja (NAN) –  Okezie Nwankwo, head, Voter Education and Publicity of INEC, FCT, Abuja, on Monday warned political parties to avoid campaigns until 90 days to the general elections.

Nwankwo gave the warning during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

“Basically no political party is allowed to campaign publicly until it is 90 days to election,’’ he said.

Nwankwo, however, said that there was no political party currently campaigning in the territory.

“We are not aware of any political party that has declared their candidates.

“The billboards that are all over the places are from those wishing their person or persons to go for the 2015 general elections,’’ Nwankwo said.

He said that the law had been silent on individual canvassing for people to contest or promote their interests.

“That is why you see all forms of billboards urging for candidates to go for the elections.

“We operate under the armpit of the constitution,’’ he said.

Nwankwo said it was the duty of INEC to register parties and guide them to do the right thing at the right time.

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2 Comments

  1. Bullet

    September 16, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Yet what is organizers for TAN doing?..are they not indirectly campaigning for Jonathan!!

  2. tbn

    September 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Lmao @ “we operate under the “ARMPIT” of the law” I burst into laughter in the office and colleagues were wondering why. Please it is “AMBIT” not “Armpit’ ewww…. reminds me of my primary school days when we muddle up the national anthem by saying what we thought we heard. like “Arise oh compassion!” . I dint expect that kind of mistake from adults though. but thanks for making me laugh out loud today….

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