•Vote buyers, thugs won’t go scot-free, IG warns
•EFCC: Diezani paid out $115m to compromise 2015 polls
Chuks Okocha, Udora Orizu, Juliet Akoje in Abuja and Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki
With 86 days to the February 25 presidential general election, the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC), yesterday, declared that there would be no voting by anybody without his or her Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC).
Also, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has vowed to arrest and prosecute touts obstructing campaigns by opposition political parties as well as politicians indulging in vote buying during the 2023 poll.
Similarly, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed that a discreet operation undertaken by the commission to tame vote buying ahead of the 2015 election, revealed that a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, paid out about $115 million to politicians to…
Source: Thisday Newspaper