#LatestNews: 2019: Presidential, NASS campaigns to begin on Sunday-INEC
Campaigns for governorship and state houses of assembly would commence on December 1.
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A statement by Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC director of Voter Education and Publicity, on Saturday in Abuja said that political parties who fielded candidates for both elections would commence campaigns across the country.
Mr Osaze-Uzzi said that the commencement of campaigns was in line with the Timetable and Schedule of Activities issued by the INEC.
CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENTIAL & NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS STARTS TOMORROW 18TH NOV 2018
Political Parties who have fielded candidates for the February 16th, 2019 Presidential & National Assembly elections will by Sunday, 18th November 2018, commence campaigns across the country
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He added that it was also in accordance with Section 99 (1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) which provides that “the period of campaigning in public by every political party shall commence 90 days before polling day and end 24 hours prior to that day”.
“Political Parties are expected to conduct their activities in an organized and peaceful manner, devoid of rancor, hate and/or inflammatory speeches.”
He reminded political parties and their candidates that campaigns for governorship and state houses of assembly would commence on December 1.