Sunday, January 17

Buhari refuses to fund APC, tells party leaders to learn from PDP’s mistakes

President Muhammadu Buhari has nicely refused to make any commitment to bear the financial burden of running his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) urging party leaders to remember how the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leaders messed up themselves by dipping hands into public funds to run the party’s campaigns.

He then advised his party’s National Working Committee, NWC, who came to meet with him to go back and look inwards on how to mobilize funds internally through regular fees/donations from members.

The leadership of the ruling party had last Monday held a closed-door meeting with the President to brief him on the state of affairs of the party and the critical state of the party’s finances, reportedly urging him and other elected members to assist in funding the operations of the party.

It was reported that the party did not succeed in persuading the President to play pivotal role in its fund-raising campaign as he declined to make any commitment.

Those who were at the meeting which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, included the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun; National Secretary, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni; Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawan Shuaibu, and Deputy National Chairman, Chief Segun Oni.

The newspaper was told that, “Buhari declined from making any financial commitment. He rather reminded the APC NWC members of how the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) messed themselves up by dipping their hands into public funds to run the party campaigns. He said he would not want APC to be seen as behaving in the same manner, moreso now that it is running a corrective government.”

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