EFCC attributes votes buying to money laundering

Posted by Grand News | 15 January 2019 | 878 times

EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu

Money laundering by corrupt politicians has been attributed as a major cause of votes buying during elections in the country, this is according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The commission said this through its Spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in Abuja during the Say No To Vote Buying Concert.

The concert was organised in partnership with Olaranwaju Toriseju, a popular comedian fondly referred to as Ambassador Wahala.

“Whenever there is money laundering, people look for where to spend the money, legitimise the money and this election period, even though it is not legitimate, they tend to save the money and use it to buy votes.

“We discovered that in recent times, it is becoming a trend that politicians buy votes instead of going to campaign and sell their policies and programmes to the electorate, they rather wait and buy votes,” he stated.

Noting that selling of votes during election was an indirect way of mortgaging one’s conscience, Orilade urged citizens to vote candidates who they know could protect and provide for them.

Sourced from The Guardian

Source: Grand News

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