Ahead of the 2019 election in Nigeria, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has embarked on a nationwide campaign against vote buying in the country.
Emphasizing on section 6(a)of its Act 2000, it is made clear that the body can prosecute vote-buyers.
The acting chairman, Dr Musa Abubakar explained that the campaign will be extended to other part of the country as he retraited in a collaborative event against vote buying with Youth Alive Foundation and Ummah Support Initiative.
Represented by Assistant ICPC Commissioner,Mrs Azuka Ogugua. The Chairman said, “Vote-buying and selling is corruption; It can take various forms such as collecting payment from candidates before or after voting for them. Such payments are usually made through phone transfer. This is outright bribery and it is punishable under the ICPC Act 2000.”