The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and other allied anti graft bodies to intensify efforts at investigating and recovering public funds and assets that have been stolen by public officials.
“Fighting corruption is one of the key election promises the Party made to Nigerians and we remain solidly committed and determined to achieve it,” said Mr Yekini Nabena, Acting National Publicity Secretary
“Our call to anti-graft agencies is imperative as we prepare for the 2019 general elections. We must check the use of stolen public funds to finance elections in this country.
“Again, it is important that the Nigerian electorate have the opportunity to choose from candidates that can pass the integrity and corruption test. We must ensure that we never again entrust the leadership of this great country to gang of thieves whose sole aim is treasury looting as brazenly displayed in past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administrations.”
He praise the efforts of the Federal Government in combating corruption, describing it as “hugely successful and the gains are clear with the disappearance of the era of impunity.”
“Commendably, President Buhari in line with his tough anti-corruption stance recently signed into law the Nigerian arm of the global financial intelligence unit – Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU). We are confident that the new law will boost ongoing efforts to combat money laundering, terrorism financing and check suspicious transactions, especially as we prepare for the 2019 elections,” Nabena said.