The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it is tracking financing of campaign by political parties, as part of new measures to stamp out corruption in Nigeria’s electoral process. The anti-graft agency in a statement signed by its Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said this is aimed at ensuring that the will of the people is not subverted through financial inducement.
To this end, the commission said starting from the governorship election in Osun State on Saturday, it has fully mobilized its investigative resources in a proactive move to stem the incidence of vote buying that have bedeviled the nation’s electoral process.
According to the acting Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, stamping out corruption will be achieved through collaborations with security agencies.
The EFCC advised voters to be vigilant in the exercise of their franchise, by resisting monetary inducement for votes, saying those who dangle such carrots cannot be trusted to protect their interest once in power. Magu however assured that the Commission’s intervention will be moderated by national interest and the rule of law.