INEC warns politicians against flagrant display of bill boards
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned politicians in the state to desist from flagrant display of billboards expressing political aspirations.
At an interactive session of INEC and the Interparty Advisory Council, IPAC), held at Asaba, the commission stated that the it was against the Electoral Act for anybody to start campaigning before the lifting of ban by commission and warned politicians to desist from it.
The meeting, which was presided over by Dr. Lecky Mustafa, national commissioner supervising Delta, Bayelsa and Cross River states, he reminded politicians that political campaigns can only commence only after the announcement of elections by the commission not later than 90 days and must end not later than 24 hours before elections.
Mustafa explained that the month of August heralds the commencement of activities of various political parties in the state, urging politicians to comport themselves, desist from hate speech and other acts that will trigger violence.
He advised youths in the state not to allow themselves to be used for irresponsible acts as they are very vital to the survival of the nation.
Earlier the INEC administrative secretary in Delta State, Mrs. Rose Oriarian, maintained that the commission is committed to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019 and the co-operation of politicians was essential in this regard.