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EFCC to hold rally against vote buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will hold a rally against voter’s inducement, on Sunday, January 13, at the Unity Fountain by in Abuja.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the rally aims at mobilising the grassroots against voter’s inducement and raising the consciousness of Nigerians against various forms of money laundering activities.

Acting chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Magu, said the ‘Say No to Vote Buying’

The acting spokesman of the commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, said that the event is part of the EFCC’s efforts at sensitizing the public on the ills of corruption. The rally was put together in partnership with Olarenwaju Toriseju, popular comedian fondly referred to as ‘Ambassador Wahala’.

Orilade disclosed that Magu made the promise during a working tour to its Lagos office. He said: “With 312 convictions in 2018, we are strategising to redouble our efforts in 2019. This is part of our concerted efforts aimed at ensuring that the negative narrative of pervasive corruption in the system is changed for the better. And the perception that some persons are above the law, remains altered.”

Magu noted that the EFCC had already secured three convictions few days into the new year, which he described as a good start.

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