President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday said one legacy he wants to leave behind is an end to the practice of using public funds to prosecute elections in Nigeria.
For successive elections, incumbents have been accused of diverting public funds to secure support of sections of the electorate and people with political influence.
Some politicians are still standing trial for alleged diversion of public funds during the 2015 elections, mostly allegedly sourced from former NSA under Goodluck Jonathan, Sambo Dasuki, and former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke
Tweeting via his official twitter handle on Wednesday evening, Buhari said:
“I have made it clear to Government officials that there will be no money from the treasury for use in the 2019 campaign. I will not authorize that. One of the legacies I would like to leave behind is the clean-up of campaign financing in Nigeria.
“We cannot and will not share money from the treasury to prospective voters. Nigerians have long sought for change and only the All Progressives Congress (APC) can deliver — and is delivering — that change. Our people can no longer be swayed by money politics”.
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