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Anti-graft war: Opinion poll rates Magu high in 25 countries

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An opinion poll conducted by the United Kingdom based Global Peace Movement International on Friday revealed that the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, got endorsements from respondents in 25 countries A statement issued by the President-General of the movement, Dr. Mike Uyi, said Magu had been endorsed by respondents in 25 leading nations of the world for his efforts to combat and eliminate corruption in the country. He explained that the decision to conduct the poll by Global Peace Movement International was based on the need for an international survey to be carried out by an independent body. He said the EFCC chairman secured more than 96 percent endorsement in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Canada, China and Belgium.

He said the Global Peace Movement International would continue to be in the lead in the promotion of human rights, dignity and good governance around the world. Uyi said the results of survey on other public elected or appointed officials in Nigeria would soon be released to the public. According to the report, respondents from the U.S led the list of countries that endorsed the EFCC chairman with 92 percent responding in favour of the work Magu was doing, while seven percent responded in the negative. The UK respondents were with a 96 per cent affirmative, while four percent responded no. In France: 85 percent of respondents affirmed, while 11 declined. Other results of the polls by Global Peace Movement International showed that 90 per cent of the respondents in Germany voted in favour of the EFCC chairman, while 10 percent disapproved. Russia had 62 percent in favour of Magu, while 29 percent disapproved. Greece was 73 percent in favour, with 22 percent the other way.

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