HNEC is practicing double standards, ACC says

HNEC is practicing double standards, ACC says

December 07, 2021 - 11:38
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has accused the High National Election Commission of practicing double standards.

The authority said it is the only entity legally authorized to receive financial disclosure statements, examine them, and save or investigate them, emphasizing that this falls within the scope of its inherent competence.

The HNEC received financial disclosure statements through unapproved forms, which violate the law and undermine law enforcement efforts for the electoral process, the commission said.

It explained that handing over personal data of presidential candidates to unofficial bodies is a disclosure of secrets protected by law, holding the HNEC full legal responsibility for a privacy violation.

The National Anti-Corruption Authority indicated that it would not be responsible for such legal violations while retaining the right to take all legal procedures in this regard.