DAILY LAW TIPS by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.(Tip 273)
IT IS AN OFFENCE TO GIVE GIFTS AND MONEY FOR ELECTION IN ANY PART OF NIGERIA.
No person in any part of Nigeria is allowed to directly or indirectly give gifts or monies to any group, community or person to induce and procure such person or group to vote at any election. A candidate is deemed to have committed an offence if gifts/money was given with his knowledge and consent or that of his aids/agents.
It is an offence of bribery and corruption punishable with fine of not more than #500,000.00 or imprisonment for 12 months or both.
My authorities are sections 124 and 158 of the Electoral Act, 2010.
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