The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has confirmed that the agency is monitoring the monies used to purchase nomination forms across political parties ahead of 2023. ‘
Speaking with Channels TV in a recent exclusive interview, Bawa noted that although the task of investigating the funds used for this purpose is that of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he said the EFCC is working for hand in glove with organization.
Bawa admitted that N100 million and N40 million are sums that will take a lifetime to save and as such both agencies are closing following the flow of the monies, and whether they are proceeds of illegal deals or not.
He added said this concern partly reflects the agency’s desire to help in bringing about good governance, transparency, and true democracy.
Speaking on, Bawa said the agency is trying to make sure corrupt elements do not find their way into the corridors of power.
Meanwhile, the APC had extended the sale of its nomination forms for various offices to be contested on the platform of the party in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
The new deadline for the submission of completed forms and accompanying documents is Wednesday, May 11.
The ruling party also announced that its congresses to elect local, state, and national delegates will hold from Thursday, May 12 to Saturday, May 14.