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Vote buying: Buhari raises alarm over huge dollars in circulation



President Muhammadu Buhari has described as astonishing, the huge amount of foreign currency flooding the country. He feared that the huge cash might be used to influence the general elections beginning on Saturday, February 23.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement said, Buhari raised the alarm during the Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting on Wednesday, where he accused some politicians of flouting money-laundering regulations in their desperate bid to capture political power.

President Buhari, 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’s 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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