Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday that he would not approve any money from public treasury for his re-election campaigns to support the All Progressives Congress ahead of the February 16 poll.
Buhari, who spoke after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja, specifically told his ministers to devise individual ways of canvassing votes rather than waiting for government money.
This was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, in Abuja.
The President was quoted to have said, “Try and use text and multimedia 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 statement added that the President used the opportunity to remind the ministers about the development agenda of the APC for Nigeria.
“Nigerians want change and we alone can deliver that change. Our people can no longer be swayed by money politics,” Buhari was quoted further.