Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has revealed that there are other ways politicians can buy votes without the Naira.
The Governor made this disclosure while speaking during an interview with BBC Hausa.
His remarks coincide with the assumption that politicians have accumulated actual cash in preparation for the 2023 elections in order to sway voters at the polls.
He stated that the suffering it had caused people and not vote buying was the reason the governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were opposed to the Naira redesign policy.
El-Rufai said, “Did vote-buying start today? Why was the money not redesigned before? Why now? Secondly, is vote-buying only done with naira? It can be bought with dollar, euro, sefa, you can give the voters food.
“You cannot take money out of politics, but you can reduce it.
“We are not against this policy because of vote buying. I swear to God we’re against it because of how people are suffering, not the elections.”