From Jacob Iyanda, Head of Dept., VEP, Kwara State
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will continue to collaborate with other agencies, such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offences Commission (ICPC), National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and other related agencies to achieve political parties finance tracking in the 2019 General Elections.
National Commissioner in charge of Election and Party Monitoring (EPM) Prof. Anthonia Okoosi-Simbine made the disclosure at a two-day zonal training workshop on Campaign Finance Tracking/Reporting held in Ilorin, Kwara State recently. It was organized by the Commission for its staff in the EPM department from the North Central Zone.
She urged the participants to take the workshop seriously and participate effectively as they would be required to impart what they learnt at the workshop to others who did not attend.
Earlier, the Administrative Secretary, INEC, Kwara State, Mr. Paul Atser urged the participants to pay attention to the training, which according to him, was meant to enhance their work as they engage the political actors.
He commended the Commission for organizing the training workshop and choosing Kwara state as the venue.
The external resource person, Dr D. A. Yagboyaju from the Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan, spoke on What is Political Finance? Political Finance Regulations in Nigeria and An Overview of Campaign Finance Tracking in 2015 General Elections.
Prof Okoosi-Simbine also expressed her appreciation to the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) for its continued support to the Commission.