The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched its operatives in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa states ahead of Saturday’s governorship election.
This is contained in a statement by the EFCC spokesman, Dele Oyewale on Friday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.
Oyewale said that agents of the anti-graft agency would be in the states to monitor Saturday’s governorship election and to also checkmate vote buying, selling, and other forms of electoral fraud.
He emphasized that the monitoring team sent to the three states would also address any attempts to manipulate the electoral processes, which would be in violation of the Electoral Act.
He said, “In its efforts to curb 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 scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023.
“The Commission’s monitoring operations aim to address any form of voter inducement through vote buying, vote selling, and other manipulations of the electoral processes that contravene the Electoral Act.”