The presidential aspirant of the APC, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), revealed on Tuesday that small donors from across Nigeria had contributed about N54 million into a special account at First Bank to prosecute his campaign for the February election.
Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress in Nigeria’s south east zone, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, said that the Igbos topped the list of supporters who donated the said fund to Buhari.
Okechukwu expressed gratitude to the Igbos for taking the lead in funding the Buhari campaign fund.
“We are happy to announce that when the managers of the First Bank of Nigeria warehoused fund unveiled N54 million so far realized, Ndigbo topped the list of the highest donors; a unique account that has GMB as the only signatory,” the statement said.
“By topping the donor list, Ndigbo has graciously demonstrated that the celestial bond between GMB and the Nigerian Masses and the Middle Class is Pan-Nigeria and not sectional as insinuated.”
“The South East APC salutes our people who embrace the Buhari-Bandwagon-Vehicle for Salvation; for it is our candid opinion that it is less than wise for the hard working and enterprising Ndigbo to, election after election, put all our eggs in one basket,” the party said.
However, some analysts still put the amount to be far below what president Goodluck have for the same February election; moving some Buhari’s loyalists to argue that Goodluck may have all the money in the country as an incumbent president, but Buhari has the supports of greater Nigerians, because the country need nothing but some positive change which they believe the former military president could effect.