It was gathered that the EFCC has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to furnish it with the bank accounts and other financial details of 18 political parties in the country.
This following the high fees paid for expression of interest and nomination forms by aspirants planning to contest in the 2023 general election.
the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) sold its presidential forms for N100 million, governorship for N50m, Senate, House of Representatives and state Houses of Assembly paid N20m, N10m and N2m, respectively
While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential form went for N40 million, governorship forms sold at N21m; Senate, N3.5m; House of Representatives, N2.5m; and state Houses of Assembly, N600,000.
According to The PUNCH, the EFCC has asked the managing directors of Access Bank and Polaris Bank to provide the details of the 14 accounts operated by the APC and the PDP and another organisation related to the opposition party.
Findings reveal that the anti-graft agency had begun a forensic investigation and tracking of the finances of the political organisations and interest groups.
The EFCC in a letter signed by its Director of Operations, Michael Wetkas, on behalf of the chairman and addressed to the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, demanded a list of all political parties, their designated bank accounts and any other information that could aid its investigation.