Campaigns are usually preceded by series of activities which are embedded in the country’s constitution or the electorate act.
For instance, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is expected to bring out time table and schedule of activities as well as notice of elections before the commencement of the process.
Recently, some political parties and individuals allegedly embarked on some form of campaigns towards the 2019 elections.
According to section 99 of the electoral act 2010 as amended, campaigns by political parties in the public is expected to commence ninety days to the election and end twenty four hours before the polls.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu recently told leaders of political parties not to embark on any campaign until the commission releases notice of elections for the 2019 exercise
The National Chairman of labour party, Dr Mike Omotosho is of the view that parties are only sensitizing their members on the right candidate.
Some Nigerians commended the commission for releasing the 2019 general election Time Table on time but appealed that adequate preparations be done to avoid hitches.
Early this year, INEC Chairman Professor Mahmoud Yakubu announced that presidential and National Assembly elections will take place on the 16th of February while Governorship and state assembly elections are expected to hold on the 2nd of march, 2019.