As Edo State prepares for the gubernatorial elections, Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to equally move against those who offered bribes to the workers of the commission.
The latest edition of INEC’s bulletin issued reports that the chairman made this call at a meeting with some journalists in Lagos, where he promised that the commission would not cover up anyone found culpable in the bribe saga.
Following reports that some Resident Electoral Commissioners and other officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, received millions of naira in bribes before the 2015 general elections, Prof. Yakubu assured the public that INEC would cooperate with the EFCC in sanitising the system following the recent bribery allegations against some staff of the commission.
The INEC boss stressed that his commission would work with the EFCC to punish the affected officers. “Whatever level of cooperation any of the agencies requires of the commission, we will give that level of cooperation because it is also in a bid to sanitise the system”, he said.
He further stressed that he hopes it will also extend to the givers not just the takers so that there will be collective sanity. Prof. Yakubu also said that whoever violates the law of this land and has questions to answer should answer and the person should bear the cross of his/her offense.
Expressing delight that the bribery issue did not affect the commission as an institution, the INEC boss said, “All the staff that are fingered are individuals. It is not a collective institutional thing.
CREDIT: Daily Post