The All Progressives Congress (APC) with eighteen days to the commencement of presidential campaigns have refused to reveal the sources of funding for their campaign activities.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier stated that campaigns for the presidential election in 2023 will commence on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
With the presidential campaign in sight, Section 88 of the Electoral Act, 2022 pegs had restricted presidential candidates to spending nothing more than N5bn.
Also, the sum an individual or entity can donate to the candidate is N50m.
The Media and Publicity for the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga while speaking on the source of the funds in an interview with Punch said their strategy of raising funds for Tinubu’s campaign is not for media consumption.
He noted that the fundraising committee when put in place would be able to answer the question of how the funds were raised.
Atiku Would Raise Campaign Fund In Inline With The Constitution
The Media Adviser to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Paul Ibe while reacting to how his principal would raise funds said he would raise money in line with the constitution.
He further stated that the former vice president will comply with whatever provision the Electoral Act and the constitution spell out in raising funds for the campaign.
The Atiku Campaign Council spokesperson, Daniel Bwala, while speaking in the same context noted that the question should be directed toward INEC.
Obi Reveals Sources Of Funding.
The spokesman for the Peter Obi Support Network, Onwuasoanya Jones, revealed that Nigerians have started donating to the Obidient movement to actualise Peter Obi’s presidential ambition.
According to Jones, He added that the candidate would not spend up to the N5bn stipulated by the Electoral Act for the 2023 election.
Jones further stated that Obi’s supporters are working towards raising N1bn for his campaign.
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