EFCC Charges Political Parties On Free, Fair Polls


The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has called on political parties in the country to ensure that the 2023 general election is fair.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said Bawa made the complaint on Wednesday when he received representatives from the Inter-party advisory council of Nigeria, whose chairman, Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani at EFCC headquarters, Jabi, Abuja.

The chairman who spoke through the secretary of the commission, Dr. George Ekpungu said that this visit shows the importance of EFCC and indeed all Nigerians of good faith are involved in political parties, especially after the general election. 2023 is coming.
“We want the political parties to ensure that the general election is free, fair and credible,” he said.
Bawa also advised the political parties to be strong in democracy, shun idolatry and ensure the integrity of the presidential election process.
He, however, assured the council that the committee has an opportunity to work together to improve the integrity of the Nigerian electoral system by cracking down on vote-buying and other financial irregularities. Speaking earlier, the chairman of the council said they are in the committee to support them and register their readiness to work with the EFCC in the fight against all forms of economic and financial crimes , especially electoral malpractices such as vote buying and selling.
“We need to talk to you because as managers of political parties, we know that if there is no stable economy, we cannot have a democracy that will meet the needs of the people.

“Your role as a national economist is very important for the survival of the country because if the economy is not doing well, there is no way the country can prosper in economic, social and political issues.”


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