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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged political parties to refrain from using any harsh language or hate speech before the 2023 general election campaign gets underway.

For the proper and peaceful conduct of political campaigns, rallies, and processions, the electoral board urged the political parties to study the Constitution, the Electoral Act, the Police Act, and the Public Order Act.

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Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC,gave the warning during a two-day capacity-building workshop in Lagos on the commission’s advancements, innovations, plans for the general elections in 2023, and important concerns in the Electoral Act 2022.

“As I have noted, the Commission has entered the crucial stage in the electoral process,” Yakubu remarked while speaking.

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Eight of the 14 items on the calendar and schedule of activities for the general election of 2023 have already been completed by the Commission.

The Final List of Candidates Standing Nominated for National Elections (Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates, Senatorial and House of Representative Candidates) was announced by the Commission on September 20, 2022.

INEC further stated…

According to Yakubu, INEC will announce the final list of candidates for governor, deputy governor, and state assemblies on October 4th, 2022.

The INEC Chairman stated that the campaigns for the presidency and National Assembly will begin on September 28, 2022, while those for governorship and State Assembly positions would begin on October 12, 2022.

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He advised against using political slogans or campaigns that may hurt religious, ethnic, tribal, or sectional sentiments or incite violence.

Yakubu continued, “All public print and electronic media organisations shall accord equal coverage and exposure to all political parties. The same holds true for privately owned media firms that must pay the necessary fees.

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