Osita Okechukwu, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress
in Nigeria’s south east zone said Igbos cheerful givers topped the list
of supporters who donated N54 million to the party’s presidential
candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari, a former Nigerian head of
state, revealed on Tuesday that small donors from across Nigeria had
contributed N54 million in a special account at First Bank to prosecute
his campaign for the February election.
Okechukwu expressed gratitude to the Igbos for topping the list of donors to the Buhari Support Organization Campaign Fund.
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.