The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has deployed its operatives to Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa States to monitor Saturday’s governorship elections.
In an interview with reporters in Abuja on Friday, the EFCC Spokesman, Dele Oyewale, said that the mobilization was necessary to check voter inducement through vote buying, vote selling and other electoral fraud.
Oyewale stated that the monitoring team sent to the three states to monitor the elections will also tackle any attempt to manipulate the electoral processes at variance with the Electoral Act.
He said: “In its drive to checkmate electoral fraud and associated financial crimes, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has deployed its officers to Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo States where governorship elections are held on Saturday, November 11, 2023.
“The Commission’s monitoring operations are to tackle any form of voter’s inducement through vote buying, vote selling and other manipulation of the electoral processes at variance with the Electoral Act.”
Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to conduct an election in the three states tomorrow, November 11, 2023.
ICPC Deploys Operatives To Monitor Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi Governorship Election
In a bid to curtail vote-buying and other electoral malpractices, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has deployed its officials to monitor this Saturday’s off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi State.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the Spokesperson of the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, said the commission has dispatched its agents to all 56 local government areas and 649 Wards in the three states where the election is scheduled to take place.
According to Ogugua, the agents have been tasked with monitoring and preventing vote buying and other electoral misconduct at the polling stations.
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