EFCC to monitor sources of candidates, parties funds ahead of 2023.
Written by News Room on May 8, 2022
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it would monitor campaign finances including the legitimacy of funds used to purchase political parties’ nomination forms ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said this when he featured on National Television adding that the commission would be working with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other election-related organisations, to track the sources of the money spent on the purchase of nomination of forms.
In the past weeks, the high costs of expressions of interest and nomination forms of the two largest political parties in the country – the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – have sparked angry reactions from Nigerians.
The presidential form for the APC costs 100 million naira, while the PDP’s costs 40 million naira.