Muhammadu Buhari has promised that he will not sanction the use of any cash from the treasury for his re-election campaign.
Speaking recently, the President ordered cabinet ministers to seize the opportunity technology brings to speak to voters on the need to return the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in next month’s general elections.
He said, “As political parties spread their ideologies and views to every nook and corner of the country, the issue of cash payment to voters and its corrupting influence in electioneering has once again become a topical issue.
“Try and use text and multi-media messages to seek votes for the party and government.
The number one citizen of Nigeria said that the APC-led administration has a very transparent development agenda best suited to improve Nigeria and sustain economic development.
“There is no money from the treasury for use in the campaigns. I will not authorize that,” he said.
He said, ‘‘This message needs to be taken to all Nigerians but we cannot use money from the treasury to share out to prospective voters.
‘‘Nigerians want change and we alone can deliver that change. Our people can no longer be swayed by money politics.”