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