The performing Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has described electoral corruption because the worst kind because it undermines the desire of the individuals and invests energy in illegitimate fingers.
In accordance with Magu, a authorities that pays its approach into energy is hardly anticipated to be accountable as its precedence upon assumption of workplace can be methods to recoup its funding.
“That’s the open sesame to corruption in public life, a phenomenon that has held us down as a nation”, he mentioned.
Magu, who spoke by the Secretary of the Fee, Ola Olukoyede on the Nationwide Coverage Dialogue on Eradicating Electoral Corruption (Vote-Shopping for) on the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria on Tuesday, described the timing of the dialogue as apt.
He mentioned the dialogue was vital to “our collective aspiration to wash up the establishments and means of election administration for the great governance of our nation”.
He mentioned: “It was in appreciation of the injury, which the incidence of vote shopping for does to the integrity of our electoral processes that we resolved to play a extra lively function in stemming the apply within the simply concluded common election.
“The EFCC’s intervention was moderated by our understanding of the sample of vote shopping for within the elections that have been held in two states, Ekiti and Osun states, in 2018.
“To stem the ugly apply, the Fee determined to make use of a mixture of preventive and enforcement methods.
“Earlier than the political actors grew to become conscious that the fee had turn out to be unusually within the electoral processes, the EFFC held sensitization conferences with vital stakeholders within the monetary sector, impressing on them the necessity to not lend their establishments for use as automobiles to subvert the desire of the individuals.
“Among the stakeholders included bankers and Bureau De Change Operators.”