The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday inaugurated platforms which will make it possible for any Nigerian to contribute to the funds for the campaign of General Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s presidential ticket.
The Chairman of the Buhari/Osinbajo Fund-Raising Committee, Governor Babatunde Fashola, during the event at the Lagos House, Marina, said Buhari was keen on having a campaign fund-raising that would involve ordinary people and be transparent.
Fashola said, “This project will be different from the ones that we are accustomed to. And this is part of the change that our party wishes to bring. This has been designed to give everyone the opportunity to participate in effecting that change.
“We have seen the enthusiasm of young people to participate in this election, especially those who will be voting for the first time.”
Fashola said the fund-raising committee had developed many platforms which would allow everybody to participate in the presidential election by contributing to the Buhari/Osinbajo campaign.
He said, “There will be five payment platforms and no amount will be too small. The first is through bank payment. And five banks have been saddled with that responsibility. What the banks will do is to provide dedicated teller and it will have APCGMBPYO 2015 on it.
“The second is through e-transaction through www.apcgmbpyo.org. As you make this donation, there will be record and I will do my best to acknowledge you through text messages or possibly by letters.”
The committee chairman said the firms that the committee partnered with had no partisan affiliation with the APC.
“It is important to emphasise the intolerant disposition of the ruling party to the opposition by informing the public that our party’s domain name ─ www.apc.com.ng ─ which incidentally promotes the country, has been shut down by the Federal Government because they do not want us to use the internet to communicate.
“Regrettably but necessarily, we were compelled to register a new name which they will have little control over. And that is www.apcgmbpyo.org. It will be the internet platform for this fund-raising and other activities,” Fashola said.