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by Joy Ekeke

In Akwa Ibom State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has warned politicians against breaking the commission?s rules and guidelines on elections.

Dr Gabriel Adah, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, gave the warning at an interactive session with newsmen in Uyo on Monday.

Adah said that the commission had observed the flurry of billboards and posters of politicians in Uyo and other places in the state.

He said that messages and body languages suggesting political campaigns were in default of the INEC-approved time-table for such exercises.

The INEC commissioner said that the ban on campaigns had not been lifted. ?It is important to remind ourselves and our political parties to let their supporters understand that the commission has not yet lifted ban on political campaigns for 2015 elections,? he said.

He said that there was no need pasting posters and billboards on public buildings and other places. The commissioner also said that the commission would soon commence the re-configuration and allocation of new polling units in some parts of the state.

Adah assured the people that the commission would ensure that polling units would no longer be stationed at private residences, abandoned buildings and places of worship.

?Polling units would now be at public buildings such as primary and secondary schools and must be in open spaces,? he said.

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