Former Head of State and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari, has gone to social media to raise funds for his presidential campaign.
The presidential aspirant urged his supporters to donate towards his ambition via a Facebook post in which he urged his followers on the social medium to give sacrificially. He posited that he was aware of their already difficult living conditions but sacrifice was needed in order to dislodge the Goodluck Jonathan administration. From the reins of power in next year’s presidential elections.
The initiative through a crowd-funding platform on facebook is a new development in the history of Nigeria’s presidential political campaigns.
The request published on the facebook page of the former Head of State and also on the Buhari Support Group’s page reads:
Good morning friends!
As we have made it clear, our campaign is going to be funded, planned and run by ordinary Nigerian citizens like you. This is in recognition of your role as biggest stakeholders capable of changing the course of history of this great yet badly run nation.
In this regard, we launch our crowd funding platform through which every Nigerian can contribute his token towards shaping the destiny of this country.
Here are the details:
Account Name: Buhari Support Organizations
Account Number: 2026724405
Bank: First Bank Nigeria
Sort Code: 011150000
Dear friends, I know what it means to ask citizens over 60% of whom live on less than $1 per day to donate for this campaign. I know many of you are finding it difficult to pay your rents, school and medical bills, to buy the fuel to cook your food, light up your homes or power your vehicles. I know how it hurts and I know you have suffered enough.
But that little contribution – that little sacrifice you make is an investment in the future that come 2015 will usher in a new era for our country, one that promises jobs and opportunities for anyone willing to work hard, and peace and prosperity for all.
So when you look at that little amount of money you are parting with, and the money our opponents are offering you for your votes, think not about the nominal value, think about the choice you are making, and that choice is very clear; either you put your money for a change you trust in, or for four more years of insecurity, corruption and bad leadership under President Jonathan.
Our opponents have huge financial resources, I have only you and God, and I trust that our struggle will triumph. Our opponents have foreign bank accounts and possessions to run to when they destroy this country, me and you have only this Nigeria to live and die in. So let’s join our hands to make it better.
Thank you and God bless.
It will be recalled that Buhari was earlier quoted as saying that the presidential nomination form he purchased from the APC, which cost N27 million, was too expensive leading to speculations that he might be under financial constraint.
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