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Don’t Take Sides In 2019 elections, UK Tells EFCC

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission not to take sides with any political party ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Arkwright also called on the EFCC to collaborate with the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that there is no vote buying.
The UK envoy said this when he visited the corporate headquarters of the EFCC in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said, “INEC and EFCC should be there to preserve the integrity of the political process, including taking forward investigations without any prejudice on one side or the other, following the evidence and taking action where it is justified.”

Arkwright further gave assurances of the British Government’s support “both in technical assistance, in investigation and of course broadening support of this great independent institution of the EFCC.”

The high commissioner commended the ant-graft agency for its recent achievements in tackling corruption.

“We are pleased to see how the EFCC operates, and we are assuring you of the endless support of the British Government in the fight against corruption”.

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