President Muhamamdu Buhari has warned that Nigeria and the forthcoming elections are being threatened by corruption.
In along piece published by the News Agency of Nigeria, the President wrote:
CORRUPTION THREATENS NIGERIA – AND ITS ELECTION by Muhammadu Buhari
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.
As president, I have tried to judiciously exercise the trust vested in me to combat the problems of corruption, insecurity and an inequitable economy. All are important. But amongst them, one stands above the others as both a cause and aggravator of the rest. It is, of course, corruption.
A policy programme that does not have fighting corruption at its core is destined to fail. The battle against graft must be the base on which we secure the country,