Corruption threatens Nigeria’s elections – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he believes corruption threatens the presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for next Saturday.

The president said this in an opinion piece sent by his office to PREMIUM TIMES.

“It (corruption) even threatens to undermine February’s poll and – by extension – our democracy,” the president wrote.

While the presidential and national assembly elections hold next Saturday, governorship and state assembly elections hold two weeks later on March 2.

Read the full article by Mr Buhari below.

On February 16th, Nigeria will hold a general election. Four years ago, the country experienced its first democratic transfer of power to the opposition since 1999. The vote in a few days will be no less significant.

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