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APC backs EFCC’s plan to monitor party funds



The All Progressives Congress (APC) has backed the plan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to monitor political parties’ funds.

A statement by its National publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, disclosed this yesterday.

He expressed concern that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been uncomfortable with the plan.

According to the party, anyone who violates any aspect of the Electoral Act should be dealt with in accordance with the law.

The APC also said it was worrisome that the PDP is alleging that the Federal Government is planning to “manipulate performance Indices,” claiming that it had hired agents for the assignment.

“It is strange that the PDP faulted the EFCC’s offer of assistance to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor campaigns funds.

“It is obvious that the PDP is still terrified by transparency, preferring instead that Nigeria continue to wallow in the culture of corruption and impunity that it had entrenched in the country.

It accused the PDP of launching itself back into reckoning by engaging in destructive propaganda, deliberate falsehood and misleading stories.

While asking the PDP to be mindful of the one-man, one vote ideology, it cautioned against fabricated tales to cause resentments, distrust and panic in the country.

The APC stressed that never again would the country return to the primitive and undemocratic days of ballot snatching and dubious announcement of election results.

“While the APC recognises the right of the PDP and indeed, any other political party to criticise the policies and programmes of our government, we believe that this should be done based on facts,” the statement said.

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