- In accordance with Section 148, sub Section (1) of the Public Elections Act, 2012 (Act No. 4 of 2012), the National Electoral Commission (NEC), after consultations with registered political parties and candidates contesting the elections, declares the period Sunday, 4th February to Monday, 5th March 2018 as Campaign period for candidates contesting the Presidential, Ordinary Member Of Parliament, and Local Council Elections in the Republic of Sierra Leone.
- A campaign calendar of events for political parties and their candidates shall be published by Government Notice as soon as possible, pursuant to Section 149 of the aforementioned Public Elections Act.
- Political parties, candidates, agents, and supporters are reminded about their civic obligations to abide by the Code of Election Campaign Ethics, as provided for in Section 155, also of the Public Elections Act, 2012 and the Code of Conduct for Political Parties published by the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC), all of which they had already agreed and subscribed to .
The Commission wishes to entreat all contestants, supporters and the general public to be law abiding, and ensure that campaigns are free of violence and disruptions, as peaceful campaigns are a necessary condition for the conduct of transparent and credible elections as well as the sustainability of our hard-won peace.