2023: EFCC deploys officers for election monitoring duties to check vote-buying

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has deployed its officers to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to monitor the forthcoming 2023 polls.

The Commission described this as part of its efforts to ensure the integrity of the February 25, 2023, Presidential and National Assembly elections.

This was disclosed in a statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023

According to the statement, the EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, charged the operatives to be conscious of the nation’s interest, and to exhibit a high sense of professionalism in the discharge of their duties. 

“You are out on a national assignment, and I expect you to conduct yourselves responsibly in line with our core values of professionalism, integrity and courage. 

“You have a responsibility to ensure that this election is devoid of financial malpractices, especially inducement of voters. The attention of the world is focused on Nigeria and we must do what is necessary to ensure that we have credible, free and fair elections,” Bawa charged the operatives.






     

     

    Besides the teams deployed across the country, the EFCC has also released incident reporting hotlines for the 36 states and the FCT. 

    The Commission urged members of the public to report any case of vote- buying or selling, or other evidence of financial malpractices designed to compromise the electoral outcome through these hotlines.

    “Members of the public can also report anyone trying to buy or sell votes by making use of the EFCC financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which is available for download on the Google Play or Apple store,” the EFCC said.

    It added that the public could reach the Commission through its social media handle@officialefcc or by email, [email protected].

     

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