I will not authorise money from treasury for campaign - President Buhari

I will not authorise money from treasury for campaign - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians that money from the treasury will not be used to finance the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign.

In a couple of tweets on Wednesday, January 9, the president said he has made his intention clear to government workers.

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Buhari said the clean-up of campaign financing in Nigeria is one of the legacies he would like to leave behind.

The president expressed optimism that Nigerians will no longer be swayed by money politics.

He wrote: “I have made it clear to Government officials that there will be no money from the treasury for use in the 2019 campaign. I will not authorize that. One of the legacies I would like to leave behind is the clean-up of campaign financing in Nigeria.

“We cannot and will not share money from the treasury to prospective voters. Nigerians have long sought for change and only the All Progressives Congress (APC) can deliver — and is delivering — that change. Our people can no longer be swayed by money politics.”

Meanwhile, the security situation in the nation’s north-east would have been worse had President Muhammadu Buhari not intervened the way he did, says Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state.

The governor made the comment on Wednesday, January 9 at the Government House in Owerri, while speaking at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem Launch for 2019, Daily Trust reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Okorocha lamented over the fact in this part of the world, people condemn their leaders while alive but celebrate them when they are dead, and said the president should be eulogised by Nigerians while he is alive, based on his achievements in the north-east and others.

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He said patriotism is not in the love of the law but in the love of one’s country, and that Nigerians should see the need to celebrate the nation’s heroes, both those alive and those that have died.

According to the governor, President Buhari must be commended for the anti-terrorism fight and his love for this country.

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