Ibrahim Magu vows to Intensify war against vote buying ahead of this weekend’s governorship election

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has again expressed the resolve to intensify efforts in ensuring that the war against vote buying remained sustained.

Magu made the pledge today during a visit to the EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office, by a group of Foreign Observers from the European Union.

Speaking through the Zonal Head, Isyaku Sharu, he noted that the EFCC had also taken its campaign against vote buying and selling, to the marketplaces, Bureaux de Change operators, and the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“Vote buying and selling is a serious criminal offence, and anybody found wanting would be arrested, investigated and prosecuted,” he said, stressing that the Commission remained committed to eradicating electoral malpractice.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Mashu Poulsen, long term observer, European Union Election Observation Mission in Nigeria, commended the EFCC for its roles in fighting vote buying and selling in the country.

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