INEC Warns Against Hate Speech
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned against hate speeches by political aspirants, party faithful and other stakeholders during political campaigns.
Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Imo State, gave the advice at a one-day town hall meeting/sensitisation visit by Imo REC and his team to Nwangele Local Government area of Imo.
Ezeonu said that the importance of a clean, violence-free and hate speech-free electoral campaign could not be overemphasised.
He said that although the time for campaigns and elections were still in view, there was the need to sensitise the Imo electorate on proper behaviour ahead of the election.
The Imo REC said that election should not be a do or die affair and emphasied the need for election winners to lay aside party affiliation and embrace all other contestants for progress and development.
He assured of adequate training and retraining of INEC and other adhoc staff on proper conduct, handling of machines and other sensitive materials during and after elections.
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