President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to accept any money offered to them by politicians while still voting for the candidate of their choice.

On Saturday, March 18, he stated this after voting at polling unit 003, Sarkin Yara A in Daura, Katsina State.

Buhari, who spoke to journalists in both English and Hausa after thumbprinting the ballot paper, said his administration had been preaching against vote-buying and political monetisation.

The president also called on politicians to desist from vote buying and inducement.

“If they (politicians) still give you money, collect, but vote for your preferred candidates,” Buhari said.

According to NAN, the president, who cast his vote at about 9:55 am, refused to ‘openly’ display his ballot paper as he did during the Presidential election on February 25.

He again thanked the electorate for trusting the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Presidential and National Assembly elections where the party’s candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared president-elect.