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INEC lifts ban on political campaigns in Ogun

02 October 2014, 21:32

Abeokuta -The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has lifted  the  embargo on political campaigns in Ogun State.

Also read: 2015: INEC issues notice of election in Kano

A statement issued and signed today in Abeokuta, the state capital by the  Public Affairs Officer (PRO), Ogunseye Olayinka explained that lifting of the embargo on political activities in the state was done in accordance with the appropriate section of the electoral law.

The statement read in part: “in  compliance with Section 30(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) which provides that notice of election shall be issued not later than 90 days before the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, Ogun State has this day, Ist of October, 2014 issued notice of elections as follows:.

“Presidential and National Assembly elections shall take place in all the 20 local government areas of Ogun State on February 14, 2015.
“Governorship and state House of Assembly elections would hold on February 28, 2015.”

“With this development, the Commission has lifted the embargo on political activities for the 2015 general elections as political parties would be expected to conduct party primaries for the various elective offices between October 2, 2014 and December 31, 2014″

-   NAN

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