INEC warns in opposition to marketing campaign beneath guise of voter schooling



INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

By Reporters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged politicians within the nation to not benefit from the continuing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to marketing campaign.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) within the state, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, gave the warning in Enugu on Thursday whereas talking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“The authorities ought to play by the foundations. You don’t marketing campaign beneath the guise of mobilisation when INEC has not lifted the ban on marketing campaign.

“Government should continue to work towards realizing free, credible and transparent election and no one should position or look for undue advantage,” Ononamadu stated.

The REC stated that the federal government additionally had a task to play with a view to assure credible polls, including that they wanted to play by the foundations when mobilising the voters for the CVR.

Ononamadu confused the necessity for the voters within the state to take the train extra significantly.

He stated that the train had supplied an ample alternative for residents of the state to take their destinies into their fingers.

“The CVR is catching up properly in Enugu State however we have to do higher. People have began arising of their numbers because the starting of this yr.

“I think Enugu people will need to buckle up. This is an ample opportunity that has been provided to citizens by INEC as required by law,” he stated.

The REC stated that the fee had been sensitizing the electorates on the necessity to register with a view to carry out their civic tasks.

According to him, we used the yuletide to succeed in out to folks in rural areas in addition to in church buildings.

Ononamadu famous that folks had been starting to have a renewed confidence within the electoral umpire as a result of its wonderful conducts in latest outings.

He stated that the train had been violent free within the state, including that it was steady and would cease 60 days earlier than any basic election in response to the regulation.

“When we started people were not too sure whether it was going to work or not but today they have seen that INEC is serious in terms of implementing its entire statutory mandate,” he stated.

Ononamadu, nevertheless, stated that it was unhappy that folks had been nonetheless suspecting whether or not or not their vote would depend.

“I wonder what gave them that illusion because INEC had demonstrated in strong terms and statements that we are here to protect the mandate of Nigerians and that is what we shall do,” he stated.

He stated that the fee had intensified efforts to sensitise residents of the state with a view to both registering or selecting up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

He stated that the state had 1.6 million voting power based mostly on the continuing registration, including that about 127, 000 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) had but to be collected.