Why government withdrew subvention to political parties – Ekweremadu


Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has blamed the withdrawal of government subvention to political parties on abuse by people in positions of authority.

This is contained in a statement signed by Ekweremadu’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr Uche Anichukwu in Abuja on Sunday.

Anichukwu said the deputy senate president made this known when the Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) visited him in his office.

He said: ”Giving subvention to political parties was the case in the past, but we had to amend the Constitution to remove that, because it was thoroughly abused by some people.

”They register a political party and wait for election. Government gives them subvention, then they put it in their pockets and make no efforts to win.

”To them, political parties are platforms for making cool money from the…

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