2019: INEC To Keep Tab On Political Parties’ Spending
Political parties in Nigeria won’t just go about blowing any sum on their 2019 electioneering campaign because they have it.
The electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC will be watching and making sure that all parties stick to the election spending limit.
INEC said it will use devices to track the campaign expenses of all political parties.
The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who stated this, also warned incumbent elected public office holders against using state resources to fund campaigns.
“Another interesting area of campaign finance spending to watch out for is the use of state administrative resources by incumbents, particularly now that the campaigns have kicked off.
“Section 100 (2) of the Electoral Act provides that state apparatus shall not be employed to the advantage or disadvantage of any political party or candidate at any election,” Yakubu stated.
According to him, the commission has also reviewed and redesigned its campaign finance tracking and reporting forms that will be used by parties, candidates and observers.
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