Stella Dimoko INEC Declares Gov Fayose’s Presidential Campaign illegal


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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

INEC Declares Gov Fayose’s Presidential Campaign illegal

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has warned politicians and political parties to stop campaign, ahead of the 2019 general elections.

He said the ban on campaign was still on and until it was lifted, it was illegal for any party or politician to commence campaign.

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, had last Thursday declared his intention to vie for the presidency in 2019, contrary to Section 99 of the Electoral Act 201 (as amended).

The section says: “For the purpose of this Act, the period of campaigning in public by every political party shall commence 90 days before polling day.”

But the INEC chairman warned politicians and political parties against jumping the gun.

Yakubu said: “We want to draw the attention of political parties and candidates that are already going round the country campaigning for 2019 that INEC, the only agency responsible for the release of timetable and schedule of activities, hasn’t done so.

“And anything that anybody does is illegal under the law. We should wait for the timetable for the campaign.

“The release of timetable does not mean the commencement of campaign.”

edited from the Cable


  1. Hahaaahaahahaha

    Tinubu's pic is now used as a meme?🤣🤣🤣

    He wants to vie for the Vice presidency while he is owing salaries in his sate and for several months at that?
    The nerve on these politicians though!🙄

    1. Don't mind them... Power greedy fellow. Make ur state a better place u can't.. It's presidency u want

  2. Inec! Another fork used in eating the corruption rice in Nigeria!

  3. Unserious Fayose, champion of the igbo and the incoming President of Biafra

  4. Hahahahahahah make una leave our fayoooo

  5. Funny meme! This Fayose ehn! The man well so?!

  6. Does declaring it Illegal make the actions taken undone??

    It's clear INEC is just waking up from its slumbers as that event should not have held in the 1st place if they truly wanna tell us they know the law and how to interprete it.

    Well, the man only made a declaration of intent and that is not campaigning according to INEC, so technically and lawfully, they have no case against him and can only make noise on the pages of newspaper...



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