The All Progressives Congress, APC, has unveiled a crowdfunding App to mobilize five billion naira for its Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates in the 2023 elections, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shetima.
In a keynote address at the event in Lagos, Senator Shettima said the initiative was aimed at leveraging the diversity in crowdfunding to engender loyalty in the people.
”A platform like this grants ownership of the political movement to the people, by contributing their hard-earned resources, they become co-drivers to make it their business to promote the ideals of the movement”, he said.
Senator Shettima added that if elected, their administration would ensure national security, build a better Nigeria for the youths and make life better for all.
Similarly, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, described the crowdfunding APP as a ”unifier, Innovative and unique platform” for everyone to engage and collaborate with the APC, to ensure the success of the Party at the presidential poll.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu said with the use of technology to support the APC presidential candidate, party faithful can indeed ”put their money where their mouth is” and be part of the project.
The event was attended by the Chairman of the APC Fund Raising Committee, Mr. Tein Jack-Rich, Members of the State Executive Council, Organised Private Sector, Party Faithful, as well as members of the Tinubu Support Organisation and other stakeholders, many of who made use of the App while their donations were shown on screen in real time.
Reporting by Omolara Omosanya, Editing by Marian Benjamin and Annabel Nwachukwu