- INEC has promised to investigate claims on FG's TraderMoni scheme
- The electoral body said the commission would investigate the scheme for possible violation of campaign finance laws
- Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission have been alerted on concerns over vote buying by some politicians
Nigeria's electoral body has assured citizens that it would investigate the federal government's TraderMoni micro-credit scheme, Channels Television reports.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the commission have been alerted on concerns over vote buying by some politicians.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, January 31, the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, the commission would investigate the scheme for possible violation of campaign finance laws.
Yakubu said the commission has put up a mechanism for tracking campaign finance violations by the candidates and various political parties in the country.
He also said that individuals or political parties who are caught violating any of the electoral laws would be handed over to the relevant authority.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reports that cases of widespread vote-buying could mar Nigeria's forthcoming general elections, the United States has warned.
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The warning was given by the US deputy representative to the United Nations, Jonathan Cohen, during a UN Security Council meeting on West Africa, on Thursday, January 10.
Legit.ng gathers that Cohen urged politicians, civil society groups and community leaders to ensure that the election was free and fair.
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