President Muhammadu Buhari has raised an alarm over what he called a fresh threat to the upcoming presidential election.
The President, in a statement he personally signed on Sunday, said those who have looted the nation’s treasury are intent on using the huge resources at their disposal to undermine the credibility of the election through vote buying.
The 2019 general election starts on the 16th of February with the presidential and National Assembly elections, while the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections will take place on the 2nd of March.
President Buhari, who was citing a report by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) called on Nigerians to participate massively in the forthcoming presidential election.
“By way of their looting, the corrupt have powerful resources at their disposal. And they will use them. For when you fight corruption, you can be sure it will fight back.
“It even threatens to undermine February’s poll and – by extension – our democracy.
“The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has raised concerns over laundered money being funneled into vote buying”, President Buhari said.
President Buhari, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, promised to end corruption in the country if given another mandate of four years and also promised to follow due process in ensuring that the fight against corruption was fought to the end despite the resistance from those involved in graft.