Ahead of next week’s presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari justified the Naira redesign policy of his administration, saying it has contributed immensely to the reduction of throwing money around in political season.
In a nationwide address on Thursday, Buhari said the development is a positive departure from the past and a legacy for his administration.
“Fellow citizens, on the 25th of February, 2023 the nation would be electing a new President and National Assembly members,” he said.
“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.”
The president urged Nigerians to vote for their preferred candidates in the forthcoming polls without fear and eschew violence.
“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,” he said.
“I however admonish you to eschew violence and avoid actions capable of disrupting the electoral processes. I wish us all a successful general election.”