President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has what it takes to curb reckless electoral spending, and that his administration is committed to doing so.
Speaking at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja on Tuesday, the president noted that corruption has dire consequences on the Africa continent and urged African leaders, security agencies and the judiciary to come together to fight corruption.
President Buhari said corrupt electoral spending manifest in different forms and approaches to curb it should also come in different ways in order to decommercialise the political process so that true democracy can survive and thrive.
President Buhari also reiterated his commitment to his campaign promises, noting that his administration is taking stock of progress made so far against corruption and assessing what is needed to be done in fighting it. He mentioned close existing legislative loopholes, facilitate collaboration with the judiciary and strengthen the criminal justice system as key areas his second tenure hopes to tackle corruption.
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who was also present at the event, in his address says President Buhari and other African leaders must refocus their efforts and passion on creating value, wealth and should stop fighting corruption endlessly.