– INEC has finally bowed to pressure as it has finally given approval to political parties to resume political campaign rallies
– This comes after the postponement of the 2019 Presidential Election to the 23rd of Feb
According to a new report, the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has finally bow as it has finally given approval to political parties to resume Presidential Campaign rallies following the postponement of the 2019 Presidential Election.
The latest decision was made public via INEC twitter handle and signed by Festus Okoye.
He hinted that the latest decision by the electoral body was reached following consultations with political parties and other stakeholders.
This comes after the Peoples Democratic Party PDP had made it known that it will go ahead with it presidential campaign rallies since the election has been postponed.
The Campaign rallies has now been extended to Thursday 21st of February.
Below is the statement as released by the Electoral body,
“After consultations with political parties, the Commission has approved that campaigns by parties and candidates can resume forthwith and end by midnight of Thursday, 21st February, 2019.
“Media organisations are at liberty to accept, publish, broadcast and circulate campaign materials up till midnight of Thursday, 21st February, 2019. Political parties and their candidates are enjoined to abide by the extant laws governing campaigns.
“The commission also thanked Nigerians for their understanding regarding the rescheduling of the elections, just as it appealed to stakeholders to be “dispassionate and circumspect in their comments”.
“The Commission is focusing on the elections to be held on 23rd February and 9th March to ensure that they are free, fair and credible. We urge all Nigerians to participate fully in the elections, notwithstanding the disappointment.”