With increasing desperation among politicians and the resort to anti-graft agencies to intimidate their opponents, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday said the commission cannot be used as a tool for political warfare.
EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement the commission has continued to receive frivolous petitions from politicians with the aim of getting back at their opponents.
He said: "It is another season of politics. With the general elections fast approaching, politicians of all hue are traversing the country in desperate bid to woo the electorates for their votes. Such is the beauty of democracy which is founded on healthy contest with the electorate as the ultimate decider.
"Unfortunately, not all the actors in our nation’s political arena understand the rudiments of a free electoral contest. For some category of politicians, elections are nothing short of open warfare where any weapon that can swing the tide in their favour is fair. It does not matter whether such weapons deviate from the acceptable norm.