What will happen if Buhari uses public funds for 2019 Campaign - Ndume
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What will happen if Buhari uses public funds for 2019 Campaign – Ndume

Segun Ige



Senator Ndume has revealed how he will react if president Muhammadu Buhari uses public funds to run his 2019 re-election bid.

Ndume, who represents Borno south in the Senate said that he will be ‘disappointed’ if Buhari uses public funds to power his campaign. He told Sun;

“He did not use public funds in the first place. I will be disappointed if Buhari compromised his principles. I will be very disappointed if he tries to use public fund for his campaigns because it is illegal in the first place. Buhari’s election has been largely financed, supported and executed by Nigerian masses from all sections of the country. The support for Buhari has transcended the north or even south-west now. Right now, Buhari is more popular in the south-east because of the infrastructure development that is going on there. The works going there is massive.

But those who do not want him are already feeling that Buhari is going to be in the saddle for eight years and that means their influence will be curtailed for eight years or the law will get to them because when you get hold of visible thieves, you may later get invisible thieves. That is why some of them are opposed to his re-election. The problem Buhari had initially was his ill health and I don’t think there has been any Nigerian leader that received the kind of support and prayers Buhari received when he was sick. Almost all churches and mosques were praying for him.”

Segun Ige is a Nigerian journalist from Ogun state. Segun has worked with top newspapers in Nigeria. He is the convener of 'Free write Naija', a group keen on enhancing press freedom in Nigeria.

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Updated on March 17, 2019 at 11:56 pm