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Upon researching good campaign finance practices, it becomes evidently clear it is a highly contested issue. For some, loose regulations and the free flow of political money are innately undemocratic as they skew the political process in favour of wealthy individuals and special interest groups; for others, the right to use one’s wealth to endorse a candidate or political issue is an extension of free speech.

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Elections represent a core component of any democratic state. They provide citizens with the opportunity to exercise their political rights in choosing persons to represent their interests. The development of the Nigerian electoral system can be divided into two main periods: colonial (1900-1959), and post-colonial (1960-date).

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Electoral management bodies (EMBs) are saddled with responsibility of directing some of the most complex operations undertaken by democratic societies – elections. Regardless of the maturity of democratic traditions and the strength of political institutions in a country, the administration of elections is always a challenging mission paved with risks.

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