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N23.29bn Bribe: Ex-INEC Chairman, Maurice Iwu Declared Wanted by EFCC Over N23bn Election Bribe

Maurice Iwu

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Maurice Iwu, has been declared wanted by the EFCC.

According to, the anti-graft agency has launched a manhunt for Iwu over a N23.29 billion election bribery scandal.

“He is wanted in connection with the N23.29bn poll bribery perpetrated by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.” an EFCC official said.

“Our operatives are still looking for him. We have put other security agencies on the alert,” the official added.

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The N23.29 billion slush fund was allegedly used to bribe some INEC officials with a mandate of altering the results of the election in which President Muhammadu Buhari, the then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) beat then incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

Iwu, who whose tenure as INEC chairman oversaw what has been described as the worst election in the history of Nigeria, was the one who allegedly marshaled strategies on how the bribery could be perfected.

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