The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has approved the publication and release of the guidelines for political campaigns, as well as election expenses of political parties, candidates and aspirants.
The disclosure was made on Thursday via a statement issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in Abuja.
He stated that the electoral body converged and deliberated on several issues including the publication and release of the guidelines, as well as deliberated on the appointment of a Secretary to INEC.
“The commission approved the publication and release of the guidelines for the Conduct of Political Rallies, Processions and Campaigns as well as that of Finances and Election Expenses of political parties, Candidates and Aspirants.”
Okoye added that INEC has uploaded the two documents to its website and social media handles and that copies would be made available to political parties, civil society groups, the media and other critical stakeholders.
He also reminded 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