LOCAL GOVT ELECTION: Kano PCACC Warns Politicians against Unlawful Practices
Allegations of sharp practices have been making the going on around the forthcoming local government council elections in Kano State, and the state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) has responded by warning politicians to desist.
Elections into the local councils in the 44 local government areas in the state were scheduled to take place in January.
The commission’s chairman, through its director of special assignment, Usman Bello, issued a press statement on Tuesday, a copy of which Nigerian Sketch obtained, in which he intimated the public that the attention of body was “drawn to an alleged rampant extortion by some political actors in exchange for favour in the forthcoming local government elections.”
The commission said it has “already commenced investigation into the allegation as the act violates Sections 22, 23 and 24 of the Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 (as amended).”
It also sent out a warning signal to all those concerned to desist from any unbecoming act, pledging that “anybody found wanting will face the wrath of the law.”
While calling of the public to be vigilant, the commission urged them to “any case of corrupt demand to the Commission through this channel (firstname.lastname@example.org or 08034677340).”
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