The All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State have officially announced the end of all campaign activities ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
Announcing this in Lagos on Thursday, the Spokespersons for both political parties in separate statements, revealed that all political campaign activities for the 2023 governorship election have brought to an end.
INEC regulations and guidelines stipulate that all campaigns must end 24 hours before the election day.
However, the Publicity Secretary of Lagos APC, Mr. Seye Oladejo, said the party had ended all its campaigns.
He said, “The Lagos State APC wishes to officially inform the general public and the mass media – traditional and social- that its campaign for the year 2023 Governorship and House of Assembly elections is hereby brought to an end on Thursday 16th March 2023 at 12 midnight.
“This is in compliance with the provisions of the electoral law and as a law-abiding political party.
“We hereby issue a disclaimer on any advertisement or campaign material – newspaper advertisements, jingles on radio or television, posters, handbills, social media posts, rallies, meetings, etc that can be considered as illegal campaigns after this release.
“All media organizations are also advised to take note of this official position.”
Also,The Publicity Secretary of the Lagos PDP, Mr. Hakeem Amode, said that the party had halted all campaigns in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.
Amode, who doubled as the Chairman, Media and Publicity, JANDOR/Funke 2023 Campaign Council said, “Lagos PDP is hereby directing all our campaign units, support groups, and supporters of our gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran (JANDOR), his running mate, Olufunke Akindele and all our 40 State Assembly candidates to end all forms of campaign by midnight, Thursday.
“The general public, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the media should take note that our party and candidates will not be liable for any campaign activity and/or material that appears on any platform after the stipulated time.
“We urge Lagos residents to remain resolute on their conviction to change the government through the ballot and resist any attempt by anybody to subvert their will at the polls.”