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Buhari accuses opposition of flooding Nigeria with foreign currencies to rig election

NECA decries 'regulatory gangsterism' under Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed astonishment at the huge amount of foreign currency flooding the country, intended to influence the general elections beginning on Saturday.

A statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Thursday, quoted Buhari as saying this during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting Wednesday.

“The President accused some politicians of flouting money laundering regulations in their desperate bid to capture political power,” Shehu said.

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

Shehu claimed that the EFCC success followed the presidential directive to investigative agencies to probe a number of high profile cases.

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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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