The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assured Nigerians of its readiness to combat vote-buying and other acts of electoral fraud in other to achieve a transparent, free and fair election.
The Commission’s Spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, quoted the commission’s Chairman, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, as making the above remark during the North-Central Stakeholder’s Roundtable on the 2023 general elections.
Bawa said the EFCC is adequately equipped to tackle any form of electoral fraud.
He called on Nigerians to shun any form of electoral malpractice, stressing that participatory engagement of Nigerians would make the forthcoming election successful.
The EFCC boss, who spoke through Assistant Director of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, emphasized that vote-buying and other electoral misconduct are human practices and can be stopped.
He said: “Intelligence is about people, vote buying is about people and vote selling is about people, those that are selling votes are not ghosts, those that are buying are also not ghosts, they are all human beings.”