The funding of the campaign activities of the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu got a boost on Thursday with a donation of N1 billion by two thousand businessmen from the South East.
Imo Governor, Hope Uzodimma announced the contribution at the Town Hall meeting the APC standard bearer had with captains of commerce and industry from the region.
A statement by the Director, of Media abd Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, quoted the Imo Governor to have said membership of the donor group was drawn from the five states of the region.
“I am happy to say our people are fully in support of our Presidential candidate who has come to share his vision and plan for Nigeria and South East today. To support this aspiration the sum of N1billion naira has been raised by 2000 business owners across the South East states,” said Uzodimma.
Onanuga further said that the spokesman for the group of donors, Emeka Mgbudem said the group believes in Nigeria and is committed to peace.
He said members contributed N500,000 each because they believe in Tinubu, after reading his Action Plan for Nigeria.
He said: “Where an Igbo man puts his money, he puts his heart.”
Appealing to the APC flag bearer, Mgbudem said, when elected, Tinubu’s administration should remove the numerous checkpoints on the roads in the region and also build the roads linking the state capitals in the region.
Responding, Tinubu pledged to introduce technology in the clearing of goods at the ports that will render unnecessary checkpoints on the roads.
He also promised to run a government where all Nigerians are treated equally