INEC warns Ekiti Governor over presidential campaign

Fayose had not only signaled his intention but also launched a campaign organisation to kick off work in seeing to his presidential ambition.

Yakubu's warning is coming barely two weeks after the Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose declared his intention to run for the President of Nigeria.

Speaking at the quarterly consultative meeting at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Yakubu used the opportunity to warn against the practice of embarking on political campaigns way before the election.

The INEC chairman further said the actions of campaigning long before the statutory election campaign opening was in contravention of the electoral act.

The electoral act gives a 90-day campaign window before any election in Nigeria.

The act also prescribes a fine of N500,000 for anyone found guilty of doing so.


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