President Muhammadu Buhari has alerted Nigerians and the international community of threats by corrupt elements in the country to frustrate the smooth conduct of this year’s general elections.

He asked Nigerians to be on guard to ensure that the elections are conducted in an atmosphere devoid of chaos. 

To the electorate, the president said that he still has much to offer them in the areas of good governance, security and economic prosperity insisting he has an “unfinished job.” 

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Buhari, in an article titled: “Corruption threatens Nigeria and its elections,” said that his administration had made significant progress in the fight against corruption. 

The president asserted that any policy programme which does not have fighting corruption in Nigeria at its core is destined to fail. 

He noted that because of the vested interests at play in the country, fighting corruption had been difficult, stressing that by way of their looting, the corrupt have powerful resources at their disposal. 

Buhari said, “On February 16, Nigeria will hold a general election. Four years ago, the country experienced its first democratic transfer of power to the opposition since 1999. 

“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."

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