June 30, 2022

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged presidential candidates in the next elections to make their holdings and liabilities public as soon as possible. It also urged candidates to openly commit to rejecting vote-buying and electoral bribery before and during the elections in an open letter to the candidates. "While there is no constitutional requirement for presidential candidates to publish their assets and liabilities prior to elections, doing so would demonstrate that you can stand up for transparency in asset declaration by public officers if elected," SERAP wrote in a letter dated June 11 and signed by Kolawole Oluwadare, its deputy director. "It is a public trust to hold a public office." As a result, voters have a right...