The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the release of the guidelines for political campaigns and election expenses of political parties, candidates, and aspirants ahead of the 2023 general election.
This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.
Okoye stated that INEC met on Thursday and deliberated on several issues including the publication and release of the guidelines.
“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,” he noted.
Okoye said INEC has consequently uploaded the two documents to its website and social media handles, noting that copies would be made available to political parties, civil society groups, the media, and other critical stakeholders.
He 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.