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Electoral Bill: Why Increasing Candidate's Campaign Spending Is Bad - Achike Chude

Public affairs analyst, Chike Achude has condemned the significant increase made to the limits for election expenses in Clause 88 of the Electoral Bill.

Public affairs analyst, Chike Achude has condemned the significant increase made to the limits for election expenses in Clause 88 of the Electoral Bill.

The draft bill increases money a presidential candidate could spend on an election campaign from N5 billion to N15 billion while that of governorship candidates was increased from N1 billion to N5 billion.

For a senatorial election, a candidate could spend up to N1.5 billion, up from N100 million while a House of Representatives candidate could spend up to N500 million, up from N70 million.

But Achude posits that this move among others will only end up with politicians looting more money from the Nation's treasury.

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