Electoral Forum Urges EFCC, ICPC To Track Campaign Spending

As political campaigns intensify, Initiative for Research, Innovation and Advocacy in Development and Electoral Hub have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission to effectively track spending by politicians.
While calling on parties and candidates to focus on policy-based electioneering centered on pressing issues in the polity, the organizations said anti-graft agencies must arrest and prosecute all electoral offenders.
The forum, in a statement by its Director, Princess Hamman-Obels, stressed the need for inclusive campaigns, noting that it is the hallmark of democracy.
According to her, the inclusion of women, youths and Persons With Disabilities in the entire process would not only deepen the nation’s democracy but also ensure that political parties tap into these electoral bases.