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    INEC Warns Politicians Against Violating Electoral Guidelines

    As the 2019 general elections begin to gather momentum in Cross River State, politicians have been warned not to go against electoral guidelines as anyone found wanting will be sanctioned.
    The State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Frankland Briyai, gave the warning during an interactive meeting with chairmen and secretaries of registered political parties held at the commission’s mini conference hall in Calabar, the state’s capital.
    Briyai said the warning became necessary to avoid sanctions against erring political parties.
    He advised all political parties that have commenced campaigns for their candidates through bill boards and posters to remove same or face sanctions by INEC as stipulated in the electoral act.
    Briyai stated that the inec time table and schedule of activities for the 2019 general elections clearly stipulated the period for campaigns and other activities before the elections and urged the political parties to adhere strictly to the rules.
    While commending INEC for the meeting, the State Chairman of Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC), Pastor Sunday Michael, expressed confidence that if all the political parties in the state adhered to the electoral guidelines and the political parties’ constitutions, there would be free and fair elections in Cross River.
    AIT's Rasheed Olanrewaju reported that the meeting with the registered political parties was the first after the 2019 general election guidelines was unveiled by the independent national electoral commission at its headquarters in Abuja.

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