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Published On: Thu, Nov 20th, 2014

Buhari launches campaign fund, targets N7bn

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By Muhammad Puma
The former Head of State and one of the presidential aspirants seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari has flagged- off an initiative to pull campaign fund from amongst his supporters in the country.
The aim of the initiative is to raise about N7 billion from an estimated 70 million party supporters and admirers who will be expected to contribute a minimum of N100 each.
Addressing the a group of young supporters under the aegis of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Buhari said he decided to buy into the initiative because of the in-built mechanism for ensuring accountability and transparency in its operations.
“What makes it worthy of praise is the fact that the initiative comes with its in-built mechanism for ensuring acceptability that is also transparency -friendly. If we preach accountability we should be able to practice it.
“What we are about to within the next few moments is the culmination of painstaking effort and dedication and unquenchable zeal to make a difference to the future that lies before us, ” he said.
Also yesterday,the All Progressives Congress inaugurated a nine member committee under the chairmanship of former governor of Abia State, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu..
Other members of the committee include: Dr. Tunji Abayomi, Amb. Baba Ahmed Jida, Dr Sam Sam Jaja, Senator Bukola Saraki, Tom Matamaki Mariachi, Prof. Agbonlahor and Amb. Fatai Bala.
National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, while inaugurating the committee, charged members to discharge their duty dispassionately in the interest of the party and the nation.
The party chairman said the APC would not do any of the aspirants any favours because of its name and what it stands for.
Oyegun said, “As a critical committee, we are not going to do anybody a favour, but we are asking you to do this party a favour because your are major stakeholders in your own right.

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