Who Is Funding Buhari’s 2019 Election Campaign And How Much Has Been...

Who Is Funding Buhari’s 2019 Election Campaign And How Much Has Been Spent? (READ)

By Opinions | The Trent on February 11, 2019
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari waves a broom, the symbol of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC at a campaign event
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari waves a broom, the symbol of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC at a campaign event

There was no fundraising for the 2019 elections campaign, not even a word from the those President’s friends and families from his home state that are taking our crude oil abroad and bringing back the the products and even helping us to buy more.

President Muhammadu Buhari said he is not spending Government money to fund his re-election campaign. But, there is always a big funfair anywhere he goes. How does that happened? What about what the Governors are doing? Is that why they got the Paris club money not too long ago?

How on earth can we just consume every story being told to us? How can a Presidential candidate carry on with a campaign without declaring his source of campaign funds? “In Nigeria, the framework governing political campaign finance is the Electoral Act.

According to Section 91(2) and 91(3) of the Electoral Act, the maximum election expenses to be incurred by a candidate at a presidential and governorship election shall be one billion naira only and two hundred million naira only respectively.” How much has gone down already?

In Nigeria, you know who does what and supposed to do what. But, level of deceit goes in tandem with our level of gullibility, is this not sickening? If you can’t make your source of campaign funds open, it means there is something you are hiding and you have created room for suspicious.

This sort of room fuel up the allegations going round on blogs which also help in substantiating the stories of how his son inlaw gets $12 million weekly from CBN at N305, allegedly approved by Buhari which he sells in the black market for N370 per dollars and that is why he was able to bring in a $190,000 (N70 million) Lamborghini Huracan flown in on an Emirate flight.

It pains me so much to hear such allegations being associated to our anti corruption Czar that I have personally celebrated.

The day President Muhammadu Buhari will leave office, his so called people will be the ones to give out this sort of information to the members of incoming administration.

IF WE DON’T ASK QUESTIONS, WE ARE COMPLICIT IN THE SETTING UP OF THESE TERRIBLE PRECEDENCE THAT WILL CAUSE US TOO MUCH AS A NATION.

IG Wala is an Activist for Humanity, AntiCorruption Fighter. Human Rights Defender, Entrepreneur & Media Consultant, He tweets from @ig_wala.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author



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