The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday approved the publication and release of the guidelines for political campaigns; as well as election expenses of political parties, candidates and aspirants.
This is contained in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja.
Okoye said that the commission met on Thursday and deliberated on several issues including the publication and release of the guidelines, as well 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 said that the INEC has consequently uploaded the two documents to its website and social media handles while copies would be made available to political parties, civil society groups, the media and other critical stakeholders.
Okoye also disclosed that 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 Dec. 7, in accordance with Section 8 of the Electoral Act, 2022.