Nigeria's Era Of Big Spending For Election Is Disappearing

There's just less than a month to go until Nigerians go to the polls to vote for their preferred candidates in the presidency, governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections.

At least 91 political parties have registered and more than 70 have put forward presidential candidates, but the most popular among them are President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP).

Elections in Nigeria have always been big business. Political parties spend hundreds of millions of dollars in publicity, logistics and even vote buying.

But reduced spending has affected campaigning. Some say this is good news for democracy, but bad news for business.

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Sokoto State.