The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated its determination to frontally tackle the issue of political party campaign spending ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The nation’s electoral body said areas of violation include party and candidate expenditure beyond what is provided by law and the diabolical practice of vote buying at polling units on Election Day.
Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke at a national stakeholders’ forum on elections, organized by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room (NCSSR) in Abuja, said the Commission will today publish a summary of the guidelines on finances and election expenses of parties and candidates.
Yakubu said this when he received the Common Wealth Pre-Election Assessment Mission to Nigeria in Abuja yesterday.
In her remarks, the convener of the NCSSR, Ene Obi, commended the Commission for displaying the preliminary register of voters online for claims and objection.
The leader of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Lindiwe Maleleka had also sought to know the ruling party’s concerns in the build-up to the general election.