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BREAKING: INEC okays resumption of campaigns

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has okayed the resumption of political campaign activities ahead of Saturday’ s rescheduled elections .This was revealed in a statement on the Commission ’ s verified Twitter handle , and signed by Festus Okoye , INEC ’ s National Commissioner and Chairman , Information and Voter Education Committee.

Part of the statement issued by the Commission , read , “ After consultations with political parties, the Commission has approved that campaigns by parties and candidates can resume forthwith to end by midnight of Thursday , 21 st February , 2019 . ”

INEC had postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for February 16 to February 23 over logistics challenges .

The governorship and state assembly elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9 .

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