The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has revealed its plan to delist weak parties and also review campaign funding. The Commission’s Chairman on Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, who confirmed that INEC will delist weak parties and also review campaign funding at the conclusion of the supplementary elections and petitions filed at various electoral tribunals. He told Punch;
“The commission is tracking campaign spending by the parties using its tracking devices. The commission will review the campaign spending of the parties at the conclusion of the current electoral process.”
He further disclosed that a a review of the performances of the parties could not be done immediately, because any party stood a chance of victory in the reruns or at the tribunals.
“The process can only be activated when the commission completes all the supplementary elections and all the election petitions are disposed of. There is a possibility that a party that has not done well in any of the elections may win a seat in the National Assembly or state House of Assembly during the supplementary elections.“At the appropriate time, the commission will review the performances of the parties and take a decision on their future.”