Jalingo - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has given
politicians in Taraba seven days to remove all campaign billboards and posters
or face prosecution.
Austin Okojie, the state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, gave the
directive at a stakeholders’ meeting in Jalingo.
Okojie warned against pasting of campaign posters now, stressing that
it was contrary to the Electoral Act.
"The commission has given those behind the erection of campaign
billboards and pasting of posters seven days within which to remove their
billboards and posters.
"If they fail to comply with the directive, we will appeal to law
enforcement agents to assist in removing them and possibly prosecute the
"We urge politicians to always play by the rules to instill sanity in
the political arena," he said.
Okojie said that the commission fixed general elections for February 2015,
noting that political campaigns would start three months to the elections.
State chairmen of all registered political parties, representatives of women
and youth groups attended the meeting.
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