The presidential candidate of the Accord Party, Isaac Ositelu, on Saturday promised to scrap the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission if elected in 2019.
He said he would collapse the operations of the commissions into the Nigeria Police Force under a reform programme of his administration.
Ositelu made the promise in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja.
He said, “The radical restructuring of the internal security apparatus of the country would give birth to an efficient and effective police service that would be technology-driven and people oriented.
“The reformed police service would be made accountable, decent, responsive and responsible to the Nigerian nation and not to the few elite who seemed to undermine the discipline required in the police as an institution of the state.”
Justifying the need for the harmonisation of the work of the EFCC and ICPC with that of the NPF, Ositelu said the creation of these agencies had led to needless envy, corruption and even insubordination among the rank and file deployed from the Nigeria Police to the EFCC and ICPC, which were considered ‘juicy’ agencies to work for because of the special incentives available to their operatives.