The Independent National Electoral Commission said that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and some other parties have yet to submit reports on expenditures incurred during the 2019 general election.
IEC Chair, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, said this Tuesday in Lagos State at a two-day ongoing media capacity-building workshop on the commission’s progress, innovations, preparations for the 2023 general elections and critical issues in the 2022 election law, reports the Daily Trust. .
Yacoubou, represented by the Director of the Department of Elections and Party Monitoring, Aminu Idris, said that out of the 91 political parties that participated in the 2019 poll, about 34 parties submitted their reports (expenditures and incomes).
Major political parties reportedly spent N4.6 billion N3.3 billion on billboards, print media ads, electronic media ads, and cover/grammar (music shows) during the 2019 elections.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission official, in the list of 34 political parties that reported on the 2019 elections, the main parties were not among them.
The Director-General of the Electoral Institute, Saad Idris, said that the commission is expected to train about 1.4 million temporary employees who will preside over the general elections of 2023, who are security officers.