#NigeriaElections2023: How to Report Vote Buying to EFCC
Today is the day for the 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken a strong stance against financial malpractice during the polls.
REPORT VOTE BUYING IN NIGERIA TO EFCC
As part of its efforts to ensure the credibility and fairness of the elections, the EFCC has deployed officers to monitor the polls in all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The EFCC’s deployment of officers across the country is a testament to its commitment to upholding the integrity of the electoral process. By monitoring the polls, the Commission hopes to deter any attempts at financial inducement or vote buying, which have become a growing concern in Nigerian politics.
Vote buying is a form of electoral malpractice that involves the exchange of money, goods, or services for votes. It has become a significant challenge in Nigeria’s political landscape, with some political parties and candidates using it as a means to secure electoral victory. This practice has contributed to the erosion of public trust in the electoral process and has raised concerns about the legitimacy of election outcomes.
How can i report to EFCC? Below is how to report vote buying to EFCC
To combat this issue, the EFCC has released hotlines for all 36 states and the FCT, which members of the public can use to report any instances of vote buying or financial inducement. The Commission has also made available its financial crimes reporting App, Eagle Eye, which allows individuals to report any suspicious financial activities during the election period.
The hotlines and the Eagle Eye App are essential tools for reporting financial malpractice during the upcoming elections. By reporting any instances of financial inducement, members of the public can play an active role in promoting the integrity of the electoral process. The EFCC has urged members of the public to make use of these resources and to report any suspicious financial activities that they may witness during the election period.
However, it is also essential to acknowledge that combating financial malpractice is not the sole responsibility of the EFCC. It is a collective responsibility that requires the active participation of all stakeholders in the electoral process. So report anyone you see buying votes.
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