CHAPTER VI
THE EXECUTIVE

PART III


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    1. The Independent National Electoral Commission, shall in every year prepare and submit to the National Assembly a report on the accounts and balance sheet of every political party.
    2. It shall be the duty of the Commission, in preparing its report under this section, to carry out such investigations as will enable it to form an opinion as to whether proper books of accounts and proper records have been kept by any political party, and if the Commission is of the opinion that proper books of accounts have not been kept by a political party, the Commission shall so report.

    3. Every member of the Commission or its duly authorised agent shall :-
      1. have a right of access at all times to the books and accounts and vouchers of all political parties; and
      2. be entitled to require from the officers of the political party such information and explanation as he thinks necessary for the performance of his duties under under this Constitution;

        and if the member of the Commission or such agent fails or is unable to obtain all the information and explanation which to the best of his knowledge and belief are necessary for the purposes of the investigation, the Commission shall state that fact in its report.
  1. No association shall retain, organise, train or equip any person or group of persons for the purpose of enabling them to be employed for the use or display of physical force or coercion in promoting any political objective or interest or in such manner as to arouse reasonable apprehension that they are organised and trained or equipped for that purpose.

  2. The National Assembly may by law provide:-
    1. for the punishment of any person involved in the management or control of any political party found after due inquiry to have contravened any of the provisions of section 221, 225 (3) and 227 of this Constitution;
    2. for the disqualification of any person from holding public office on the ground that he knowingly aids or abets a political party in contravening section 225(3) of this Constitution;
    3. for an annual grant to the Independent National Electoral Commission for disbursement to political parties on a fair and equitable basis to assist them in the discharge of their functions; and
    4. for the conferment on the Commission of other powers as may appear to the National Assembly to be necessary or desirable for the purpose of enabling the Commission more effectively to ensure that political parties observe the provisions of this part of this Chapter.
  3. In this part of this Chapter unless the context otherwise requires:-

    "association" means any body of persons corporate or unincorporate who agree to act together for any common purpose, and includes an association formed for any ethnic, social, cultural, occupational or religious purpose; and

    "political party" includes any association whose activities include canvassing for votes in support of a candidate for election to the office of President, Vice-President, Governor, Deputy Governor or membership of a legislative house or of a local government council.


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