“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’,Buhari stated.
“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 emphasized, adding that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration has a clear development agenda best suited to take Nigeria forward and sustain economic development.
Hear him further, ‘‘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,’’.
Penpushing also reports that, the President also used the occasion, which was a valedictory session for the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, to wish the Minister success in her electoral contest.