To work out a true democratic process that will deliver good Governance by Government at all levels to its people beyond on papers. The Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) had again deployed field Officers to the nooks and crannies of the Edo State to find out how has each political party been strictly adhered to the spending limit of Electoral Campaigns Finance Law to the tune N200,000,000 (Two hundred Million Naira) as stipulated by Section 91 (3) of the Electoral Act 2010 (As amended).
The outcome through our field trackers revealed that there was a misuse of State Administrative Resources (SAR) by the two prominent political parties (APC and PDP) in the state during their campaigns within the reporting weeks.
This stemmed from Political events held ranging from mini to mega rallies, townhall meetings and ward to ward meetings. This has increased their spending limit by 16% compared to the amount spent in the last two weeks (N42,541,500). This showed that the political party and its candidate Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu are carrying out more political activities towards the end of the month of August 2020.
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