As the 2023 election draws near, INEC has banned political parties from conducting campaigns in places of worship.
The commission, in its just-released guidelines ahead of 2023 elections, also prohibited the use of abusive language and hate speech.
The commission noted that only security agencies posted to campaign venues are authorized to be in possession of arms.
INEC reiterated that “No political campaign shall be held in places designated as religious centers, police stations and public offices.
“Political campaigns shall not involve the use of abusive languages or any form of hate speech.
“The state apparatus including the media shall not be employed to the advantage or disadvantage of any political party or candidate at any election.”