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INEC warns against campaigning for 2019 election

By: Bisola Bello October 4, 2017
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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has warned politicians and political parties to stop campaign, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Mahmood said the ban on campaign was still on and until it was lifted, it was illegal for any party or politician to commence campaign.

In his words: “We want to draw the attention of political parties and candidates that are already going round the country campaigning for 2019 that INEC, the only agency responsible for the release of timetable and schedule of activities, hasn’t done so.

“And anything that anybody does is illegal under the law. We should wait for the timetable for the campaign.

“The release of timetable does not mean the commencement of campaign.”

Politicians like Ayodele Fayose and Atiku Abubakar already declared their intent to contest in the 2019 election.



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