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2019: INEC Warns Incumbents Against Using State Resources

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu has warned incumbent office holders against using state resources or apparatuses for their campaigns or against their opponents.

Mahmood Yakubu,Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC

Yakubu gave the warning in Abuja at a lecture: “Political corruption and other emerging issues for the 2019 elections”, organised by the Transition Monitoring Group in partnership with Christian Voice to the People and Hope Givers Initiative.

He noted that the commission has the power to monitor campaign financing and sources of funds according to the Constitution and the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.

Yakubu, who was represented by a National Commissioner, Antonia Okoosi-Simbine, noted that the commission, in line with its powers as provided in Section 15 in the Third Schedule of the Constitution, is well-positioned to, among others, monitor the campaign and finances of political parties for the 2019 general elections.

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