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The Independent National Electoral Commission will announce the lifting of the ban on political campaigns today.

The Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu gave the indication at a meeting with an Observation team from the African Union, led by former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hallemariam Desalegn in Abuja today.

Professor Yakubu at a meeting with stakeholders on Saturday had overruled fresh campaigns following the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly election on Saturday 16 February till 23 February.

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The two major political parties, the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have criticised the administrative ban and vowed to campaign before the new date for the election.

A source at the INEC-AU Observation Mission meeting said INEC promised to issue a statement lifting the ban, to allow parties to campaign till Thursday.

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