The presidential candidate of the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress, (APC) Mohammadu Buhari, has insisted he was expecting funds from the Arab League to fund his presidential campaign disclosing that only N118, 702, 265.36 has been raised by the Buhari Crowd Funding Initiative.
The Coordinator of the various Buhari support groups, Hamid Ali, who disclosed this Wednesday in Abuja claims that the former Head of State was expecting funding from the Arab league were not only untrue, but also malicious.
According to Ali, “It is not true. I am part of it, I am in the centre of it and I don’t know of any Arab man that has spoken to us, so it is untrue, it is false.
“Buhari has said it that he lunched the (crowd) funding to get money purposely from the lower people because he want the commitment of the people and to remember when he get to the office that it is the sweat of the people that got him there and by that he will be more committed to serve them.”
Ali however confirmed that the Buhari campaign team was receiving donations from groups and individuals who have identified with the cause of rescuing Nigeria.
He did not however reveal the names of the groups and individuals.
He explained that apart from the sale of specialised scratch cards, there were donations made directly to designated bank account.
Giving a breakdown of the amount So far realized showed that as at December 24, 2014, N54 million had been raised while an additional N64, 702,265.36 accrued to the fund as of Wednesday.