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INEC releases guidelines for campaigns, election financing

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the guidelines for the conduct of political rallies, processions and campaigns as well as that of finances and election expenses of Parties, candidates and aspirants.

A statement signed by the National Commissioner and Chairman of Voter Education Committee, Mr. Festus Okoye indicates that the Commission will make copies available to political parties, civil society groups, the media, and other critical stakeholders.

It also reminds all political parties of their obligation to submit the required reports to the Commission in accordance with the provisions of Section 90(4) of the Electoral Act 2022 and the applicable sanctions for failure to comply as provided in Section 89(4) of the Electoral Act.

According to the statement, the Commission also approves the reappointment of the Secretary of the Commission, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, for a second and final term of four years, with effect from 7th December 2022, in accordance with Section 8 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

Rose Oriaran-Anthony is the second female Secretary of the Commission and the first to have her tenure renewed.

Writing by Ogochukwu Okoronkwo; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Tersoo Nicholas