The President, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (retd), said on Thursday that the new monetary policy has contributed immensely to the minimization of money politics in Nigeria.
Buhari said this during a live broadcast titled “National broadcast by His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic Of Nigeria on the challenges of the currency swap and state of the Nation, on 16th february, 2023”.
The president also enjoined citizens to desist from violence before, during and after the elections.
In his speech:
“Fellow citizens, on the 25th of February, 2023 the nation would be electing a new President and National Assembly members. I am aware that this new monetary policy has also contributed immensely to the minimization of the influence of money in politics.”
“This is a positive departure from the past and represents a bold legacy step by this administration, towards laying a strong foundation for free and fair elections.”
“I urge every citizen therefore, to go out to vote for their candidates of choice without fear, because security shall be provided and your vote shall count.”
“I however admonish you to eschew violence and avoid actions capable of disrupting the electoral processes. I wish us all a successful General Elections.”