APC Chieftains Mount Pressure On EFCC To Release Party Members Arrested For Vote-buying During Ekiti Election
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has come under pressure to release some agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress engaging in vote-buying during Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State.
The EFCC was part of the security agencies deployed to monitor the election.
Native Reporters posted a video of how operatives of the anti-graft agency arrested some APC agents for engaging in vote-buying during the poll.
Some of them were paraded at the Oke Ori Omi Area Division of the Nigeria Police Force.
They were said to have been caught with monies allegedly used to induce voters, an act the EFCC officials say was carried out surreptitiously.
The EFCC thereafter proceeded to bust another residence where some persons were caught with a book containing details of voters of a certain voting area.
A source on Monday said top leaders in the ruling party, APC, are mounting pressure on the chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa to order the release of those arrested.
He was also asked to drop all charges against the suspect.
“We’re under pressure to release those APC agents found with cash and arrested for vote-buying and not to charge them to court.
“There have been calls from top politicians asking us to free them despite existing laws in the Electoral Act which forbid the inducement of voters,” a source in the anti-graft agency told SaharaReporters.