The National Elections Commission urges all candidates in the October 10th, 2023 Presidential and General Elections to be in full compliance with the Farmington River Declaration signed by Presidential Candidates, Registered Political Parties and Independent Candidates, respectively.
According to the NEC, campaign activities for the 2023 elections run from 5 August 2023 to 8 October 2023.
Accordingly, the 2023 Campaign Guidelines (Submission of Campaign Schedule) require parties and candidates to notify the Commission in writing no later than 7 days before the commencement of campaign activities, of their schedules of campaign with detail of date, time, and venue, but the NEC says some political parties and candidates have not submitted their schedules.
The NEC Director of Political Affairs Ignatius B. Wisseh, said in view of this, parties and candidates that have not submitted their schedules, are requested to do so on or before Thursday, August 17, 2023.
He said Presidential Candidates are to submit their campaign schedules to the Chairperson of the NEC, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansana at the Commission head office in Monrovia, while Representative and Senatorial Candidates are to submit campaign schedules at Magisterial Offices in the counties.
Mr. Wisseh stressed that for the love of country, all candidates must ensure that Liberia is free of all forms of electoral violence during the campaign period, Election Day and after the polls. Editing by Jonathan Browne