Amount of foreign currency around for electioneering purposes shocking – Buhari – Independent Observers

Amount of foreign currency around for electioneering purposes shocking – Buhari

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By Tunde Niyi-Akinmade

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed surprise at the huge amount of foreign currency flooding the country intended to influence the general elections.

This was disclosed by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, who said the president expressed this feeling during this week Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.

He said that President Buhari accused some politicians of flouting money laundering regulations in their desperate bid to capture political power.

The President, however, commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for successfully tracking the money in “millions of United States dollars.”

The EFCC success followed the presidential directive to investigative agencies to probe a number of high profile cases. Reassuring the nation of his administration’s determination to wage a relentless war against money laundering and terrorist financing, the President again appealed to Nigerians, especially politicians to place the interest of the country above all others, as they troop out to cast their votes in the coming elections.

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