President Buhari on Wednesday redeclared his integrity by assuring Nigerians that he would not be using Government funds for his re-election campaign.
He promised not authorize use of money from the treasury for his personal campaign. The President said this at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting while urging Ministers to use new methods and technology convince more Nigerians about the need for a return of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Government in the February General Elections.
This was revealed by the President’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu via a statement that read;
“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.
‘‘There is no money from the treasury for use in the campaigns. I will not authorise that,” the president 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,’’ he said.
The President also wished the Minister of State, Foreign Affaires, Khadija Ibrahim. success in the elections as the Minister has to leave the Cabinet to run for a Legislative seat in her state, Yobe. This is in line with existing regulations.