President Muhammadu Buhari, has, on Wednesday said that money for his re-election campaign will not be sourced from the nation’s treasury, as it was the usual case with previous government.
The President reinstated his readiness to put an end to corruption in campaign financing in the country.
Garba Shehu, the Special Senior Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, made this known at the close of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja.
President Buhari directed cabinet ministers to take advantage of technology to reach out to voters on the need to return the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in next month’s general elections.
“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,” he said.
The President revealed that the Plans APC have for this country remains the best to take Nigeria to the next level of sustain economic development.
‘‘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.
The president also used the occasion, which was a valedictory session for the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Hajiya Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, to wish the minister success in her electoral contest.