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N100m form: EFCC, ICPC should probe buyers, says NNPP’s woman leader

Friday Olokor, Abuja

The National Woman Leader of the New Nigerian People’s Party, Dr. Maryam Jummai Bello-Yasin, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission to probe politicians who bought presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for N100 million.

Bello-Yasin made the call in Abuja on Tuesday at a sensitisation and mobilisation meeting with the NNPP women leaders across the country.

She also berated the government for allowing the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to linger.

Bello-Yasin said, “Nigerians have gone through hell, we have suffered; a lot of people have been disenfranchised, many people do not have food to eat, they cannot even sustain daily food, our children are out there without jobs, they have finished university, no jobs. The Universities have been on strike.

“You can see how they are wasting our money. N100 million for a form that was printed less than N50. Even those in the office, there is no decorum, there is no respect for the law, there is no protocol, everybody came out from offices, they are still serving officers, serving ministers, serving commissioner, and all that they came out to use the taxpayers’ money to buy these forms which is highly unacceptable.

“Nigerians need good water, we need electricity, we need good roads, we need hospitals with equipments that will take care of the health of Nigerians. You can imagine when Ebola and COVID-19 came, that was when the government in power was exposed, and a lot of hospitals had no facilities. They had competent doctors but there were no facilities.”

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