The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) has launched a Crowdfund App aimed at mobilising funds for its Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
The app will allow Nigerians to contribute money resources to Tinubu and Shettima’s campaign operations ahead of the 2023 general elections.
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Section 225 subsection 3A of the 1999 Constitution prohibits political parties from having assets or funds in foreign countries.
It states that no political party shall hold or possess any fund or other assets outside Nigeria or be entitled to retain any frontal assets remitted or to it from outside Nigeria.
Unveiling the app, called ‘Bless Me’ in Lagos, the APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Shettima, said that Tinubu/Shettima Crowdfunding Application was to enable supporters make donations towards the campaign as part of efforts to make people take ownership of the party.
Shettima, who spoke on behalf of Tinubu, described the APC candidate as an innovative politician of the time, with intellectual sophistication and ability to keep promises.
Commending the Crowdfund App Raising Committee, Shettima said such platform had transformed ownership of the political movement to the people by contributing their hard earned resources to become co-drivers and make it their businesses in promoting the ideals of the movement.
Shettima said that politicians in some developed nations like United States of America also raised political campaign funds from small donors to energise support base.
According to him, the platform is also to assess the acceptance of politicians’ political agenda among political supporters.
In his speech, the former Governor of Borno state explained that the app will afford Nigerians the opportunity to back their preferred presidential candidates which is reputable for assembling the best crop of Administrators.
stakeholders in the party at the unveiling of the app began to make donations towards the campaign, targeting N5 billion.