The Economic, Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has stated that it will request the bank details of presidential candidates who have purchased their nominations from the APC and PDP. According to a report, the commission is keen to know more about how candidates get the funds they used to get the nomination form. The anti-graft commission has taken a positive step in ensuring that politicians do not use public funds to purchase nomination forms.
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We consider the backlash that followed the APC’s decision to charge N100 million for a nomination form. And, given how this administration champions the fight against corruption. The commission’s investigation of the funds’ origins is normal protocol.
You may recall 25 contenders bought the PDP nomination form and submitted the 100 million naira nomination form to the ruling party APC. Some Nigerians believe the costs are high, yet this is not the major issue. The most important issue is to verify the source of these cash from the candidates in order to avoid them from obtaining them with public funding.
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However, the anti-graft commission may face difficulties because some of their colleagues purchase this form for some hopefuls. The EFCC has committed no crime by attempting to prosecute. It is commendable they are even considering doing so. The chair of the commission has showed that for dealing with corruption in the country, he thinks outside the box.
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