Operatives of the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are currently carrying out a covert investigation to observe delegates’ inducement and vote-buying at the ongoing presidential primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
According to PUNCH, a top-ranking source within the anti-graft agency, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “We’re currently at the APC convention ground on a covert operation. We’re monitoring activities, and watching keenly for incidents of delegates inducement, vote-buying, and other electoral or financial fraud activities that might take place”.
The source also confirmed that EFCC is carrying out the covert operation in order to catch potential perpetrators unaware.
This is coming as reports of delegates’ inducement to the tune of about $40,000 by major contenders in the ongoing presidential primary elections is making the rounds.
Recall that some officers of the EFCC stormed the MKO Abiola, Abuja during the presidential election of the Peoples Democratic Party following reports of alleged vote-buying and bribing of delegates at the presidential primary elections