President Muhammadu Buhari insists he will not take out money from the government’s coffers to finance his election campaign.
Buhari said Wednesday evening that he has made that stance clear to other government officials, particularly members of his party.
“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,” he said on his official Twitter.
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.”
The opposition had been claiming that the Trader Moni initiative by the present administration was a ploy to buy citizens’ votes.