The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it is working with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to investigate the monies used in the purchase of nomination forms ahead of the 2023 elections.
EFCC Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa said this on Friday when he featured on Channels Tv.
“When it comes to the issue of monitoring election funds, as well as candidates’ funds, that has to do with the work of INEC in this regard, but we’re working hand in gloves with INEC and other related agencies in that field to ensure that we follow the money, we know the source, whether it is legitimate or illegitimate because that is what concerns us,” he said.
The EFCC boss’s comments followed the outcry that greeted the prices for the nomination forms for the major political parties.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) pegged the presidential nomination form at N100m, while the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is N40m.
Nigerians have described the fees as exorbitant at a time the economic situation is poor and the masses are finding it hard to survive.
Bawa reiterated the anti-graft agency’s commitment to ensuring that corrupt individuals are not given leadership positions in Nigeria.
“We’re working behind the scene to ensure that at least we make our positions known on some certain actors within the political space in this country,” Bawa said.