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Treasury Money Will Not be Used for Election Campaign- Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised that he has no plans to use the money from the country’s treasury to fund his re-election campaign.

The President made this known in a statement released by his aide, Garba Shehu.

In the statement, Buhari reassured Nigerians that he still committed to the anti-corruption fight and that there is no middle ground for him.

“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.

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“Try and use text and multi-media messages to seek votes for the party and government.

“There is no money from the treasury for use in the campaigns. I will not authorise that.” he said in the statement.

‘This message needs to be taken to all Nigerians that 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,’’ he added.

President Buhari is convinced that the All Progressive Congress has the best interests of Nigerians at heart and will do anything to support it.

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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