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2023: INEC Instructions To Candidates During Campaigns

2023: INEC Instructions To Candidates During Campaigns

The commission asked political parties and their candidates to comply with the rules to ensure peaceful and rancour-free campaigns.

INEC chariman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Gombe State has cautioned political parties and their candidates against using vulgar language that could threaten peace during the electioneering campaign.

INEC Instructions To Candidates
INEC Instructions To Candidates

“Political parties and candidates are to ensure that campaigns are not tainted with abusive language directly or indirectly likely to injure religious, ethnic, tribal or sectional feelings,” said Nuhu Ibrahimthe, the commission’s spokesperson in the state.

INEC Instructions To Candidates

He stressed that it was important for political parties and their candidates to comply with the rules to ensure peaceful and rancour-free campaigns.

“The use of slanderous language likely to provoke violent reaction or emotions, attack on opposition parties/candidates or their programmes, employment and equipping of armed groups and violent activities of any kind during campaigns are prohibited,” he said.

INEC Instructions To Candidates

The INEC official advised political parties and candidates to comply with the limits on election expenses as contained in Section 88 of the Electoral Act 2022.

According to him, the commission will deploy technologies and trained personnel for tracking campaign financing by parties and candidates.

He advised residents of the state who registered for Permanent Voter Card (PVC) between June 2021 and January 14, 2022, to visit INEC’s offices to collect their PVCs.

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