The Freedom of Information Act may not work for now especially in the political sector. This is because there is no information available to share with the public. None of the over 100 political parties have current information literature and educational literature that contains basic information about their parties. There is hardly any campaign for membership except during elections. Many have no functional offices, staff and websites. Most of their officials in charge of information do not have enough information to manage and many hardly understand their functions (For instance, they do not have full details of their officials and membership data). The regulators INEC do not currently have a comprehensive data of membership of political parties in the country neither do they monitor their activities perhaps except close to election periods. These affect the outcome of party primaries and facilitate rigging. There are hardly political orientations, voters’ education and monitoring of their activities. To make matters worse, the federal ministry of information website is inactive and most information obsolete. The contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses are non functional.
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