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    ABUJA: The Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, has said it would publish campaign
expenses of political parties immediately after the
elections.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC)
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Consequently, INEC has engaged the services of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and
the Financial Investigation Unit, FIU, to track campaign
finances of political parties and their candidates.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Inter-agency
campaign finance monitoring Group, INEC national
commissioner, Prof. Anthonia Okosi – Simbine, said the
report of the 2019 campaign finances would be released
immediately after the election.
National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Nigeria
Communication Commission, NCC, Centre for Social
Justice, CSJ, the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, and four
other organizations will collaborate in tracking the
campaign finances.
“We will check newspapers advert, TV, Radio, billboards
and we must see to the conclusion. Those who spent
beyond what the legal frame work provided for or spent
outrageously, will have themselves to blame,” Simbina
said.
According to her, “vote-buying must be monitored too.
And those reports must be published after the election.
Unlike what happened in the past, 6 months will be late
for the report. We will ensure compliance to the
electoral act.”
She said all the 10 groups engaged for the tracking of
the campaign finances will be working with the electoral
finance and party monitoring department of INEC.
Also speaking, the Assistant Director, Campaign Finance
Tracking Unit, Ishaq Garba Aliyu, while speaking on the
process, said the Commission recorded milestones in
the 2015 campaign finance tracking, adding that they
won’t leave chances in the 2019 election campaigns.
“We have built the capacity of the staff. They review the
tracking forms to include separate forms for candidates
and political parties. The tracking ends on the day of
election.”


 
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