​INEC okays resumption of campaigns

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission has okayed the resumption of political campaign activities ahead of Saturday ’ s rescheduled elections.

This was revealed in a statement on the Commission’ s verified Twitter handle, and signed by Festus Okoye , INEC ’ s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee .

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

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INEC had postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for February 16 to February 23 over logistics challenges.

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The governorship and state assembly elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9 .

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