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2019 Election: INEC Chairman Speaks About Investigating Vote Buying Allegation Against FG Trader Moni Scheme

INEC has promised to probe the Trader Moni Microcredit Scheme of the Federal Government after several reports of vote buying allegations towards the scheme before 2019 General Election .

IG Online News learnt that INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood YakubuI disclosed this to reporters yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
It had been said that the electoral body was aware of the controversy within the Trader Moni that they would investigate the scheme for possible violation of campaign finance laws as a means of sanction to the general public before the election.
Professor Yakubu also explained that the commission would study public comments on the scheme and assess whether or not the government violated the campaign finance laws.
According to him, INEC has always have a mechanism for tracking campaign finance violations by the candidates and various political parties in the country.
This can simply cause amid accusations by individuals and groups, including civil society organisations in Nigeria who described the scheme as a form of vote-buying.
The INEC chairman also addressed senior officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at a strategy meeting which focussed on the general elections.
In his presentation, he highlighted 10 good areas of collaboration between the electoral body and the FRSC to ensure the success of the polls.
FRSC Corps Marshall Mr Boboye Oyeyemi stated this on his part revealed that the Corps had already designing strategies and guidelines for officials during the elections in 2019.
He also informed INEC boss that a total of 20,000 officials would be deployed for the polls across the country.

meanwhile he said that the FRSC had slated February 5th as commencement date to certify the vehicles that would be used in conveying sensitive election materials before the election in 2019.

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