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INEC releases guidelines for rallies, processions, campaigns, others

By Aaron Ossai

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has released guidelines for the Conduct of Political Rallies, Processions and Campaigns.

Also released are guidelines for Finances and Election Expenses of political parties, Candidates and Aspirants.

According to a statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, the Commission has uploaded the documents to its website and social media handles while copies will be made available to political parties, civil society groups, the media and other critical stakeholders.

Okoye in the statement said that all political parties were reminded 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.

He said the Commission also approved the reappointment of the Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Rose Oriaran-Anthony for a second and final term of four years with effect from December 7, 2022 in accordance with Section 8 of the Electoral Act, 2022.

The Commissioner explained that Rose Oriaran-Anthony hails from Edo State and that she holds a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) degree in Language Arts from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Abuja and another Master’s degree in Public Communication and Public Relations from the University of Westminster, in the United Kingdom.

“She is the second female Secretary of the Commission and the first to have her tenure renewed. She is a long-term staff of the Commission and has served as Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Director (Information and Publicity), Deputy Director (Voter Education) and Director (Civil Societies Liaison). Her last posting was Administrative Secretary in Delta State before her first appointment on 5th December 2018”, Okoye added.

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