Nigeria, May 28 -- In his farewell message to Nigerians to end his eight years in office, President Muhammadu Buhari said he is leaving Nigeria's electoral process and democracy more resilient than he met it in 2015.

Mr Buhari, who signed the Electoral Act 2022 into law, also said the electoral process has significantly reduced the influence of money in politics.

According to the departing Nigerian leader, evidence of the fairness of the electoral process was the defeat of candidates with more financial resources by candidates who have less access to money.

"To ensure that our democracy remains resilient and our elected representatives remain accountable to the people, I am leaving behind an electoral process which guarantees that vote...