INEC rolls out guidelines for campaigns

Written by on September 27, 2022

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara has issued the guidelines on the commencement of campaigns for the 2023 general election.

Royal Times reports that the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Malam Garba Attahiru, announced this on Monday in Ilorin during a stakeholders meeting.Attahiru, who was represented by the INEC Administrative Secretary, Mr Julius Yagba, said that 14 activities have been successfully implemented, as INEC published the final list of nominated candidates on Sept. 20, 2022.

According to him, the offices of the President and National Assembly campaigns will start on September  28, and the Governorship and State House of Assembly is on October 12.

“Relying on Section 92 of the Electoral Act, 2022, the commission expects the political campaigns to be civil, devoid of abusive language and without any rancour. “Section 92 of the Electoral Act 2022 forbids any political campaign or slogan tainted with abusive language directly or indirectly or one likely to injure religious, ethnic, tribal or sectional feelings ” ,he said .


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