Presidential candidates and their supporters have been forewarned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to campaign in places of worship.

The official advertising and marketing campaign for the 2023 presidential and national assembly elections will start in September 2023, with the actual election likely taking place on February 25, 2022, according to INEC.

Additionally, included in the timeline released by the authorities was the possibility of elections for the governor and state houses of assembly taking place on March 11, 2023.

In an interview with The PUNCH, Festus Okoye, National Commissioner of INEC and Chairman of its Committee on Information and Voter Education, stated in an interview with The PUNCH that it is in line with the 2022 Electoral Act to conduct an advertising and marketing campaign in churches, mosques, and other places of worship.


Okoye further cautioned politicians against using intimidation and violence during the election. He went on to say that candidates and their supporters couldn’t use violence because it was against the law. 

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