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Buhari Reportedly Doesn’t Want Public Funds Diverted to His Campaign
President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly told public officers, ministries, departments and agencies not to contribute to his campaign for the 2019 election as he does not want public funds diverted to his campaign.
The Nation reports that a source, an unnamed official said that Buhari gave the warning ahead of a scheduled meeting the president is to have with the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s national working committee (NWC) members over the campaign for the election.
The report further disclosed that the said meeting would discuss reconciliation efforts to appease members who have been aggrieved as a result of the outcome of the party’s primaries.
“President will soon kick off his campaign after consultations with the party. The NWC actually wrote to seek an audience with him on some issues.
“These issues are campaign modalities, determining the kick-off date, outcome of the reconciliation efforts and how to ensure victory at the poll. Do not forget that the party gave the six reconciliation panels a two-week deadline to complete their assignment.
“The president promised to meet with the NWC after his trip to Poland. So, the session may hold this week.
“The president is determined to end the practice of diverting funds meant for projects to campaign. Certainly, the 2019 poll will be based on character and the achievements of this administration.”
“Government officers and heads of agencies who plan to fiddle with public funds for campaign will have themselves to blame,” the source said.