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Security vote had become an avenue for siphoning public funds, Ayuba Wabba, President of the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) told reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital city.

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He said all monies to be spent should be transparently budget for, including the so-called security vote, so that it can be tracked, to prevent corruption.

Waba called for the removal of the immunity clause from the constitution, to enable the president, his vice, governors and their deputies to be prosecuted for a criminal offence.

He said such political leaders in other parts of the world do not enjoy immunity against criminal prosecution, adding that Nigeria should not be an exception.

The NLC president said immunity was hindering the fight against corruption and decried a situation whereby political office holders could not be prosecuted for criminal offence.

Waba said nobody should be given immunity against criminal prosecution while in office.

He stressed the need to review the constitution to address loopholes that gave room for some political leaders to steal the commonwealth. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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