The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is working with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the monies used in the purchase of nomination forms ahead of the 2023 elections.
EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa said this on Friday, May 6, in a chat with Channels Television.
According to him, “When it comes to the issue of monitoring election funds as well as candidates’ funds, that has to do with the work of INEC in this regard but, of course, we are working hand in gloves with INEC and other related agencies in that field to ensure that we follow the money, we know the source, whether it is legitimate or illegitimate because that is what concerns us.
You know that we are concerned about good governance. We are concerned about transparency; accountability. We are also concerned about ensuring that corrupt elements are not given leadership positions in this country.
That is one of the things we are working behind the scene to ensure that at least we make our positions known on some certain actors within the political space in this country.”
This comes following the outcry that greeted the prices for the nomination forms for the major political parties. Recall that the All Progressives Congress (APC) pegged the presidential nomination form price at N100million, while the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is N40million.