President Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection bid perceived a vital boost on Saturday, as businessmen, multinational organisations, seductiveness groups and people donated a sum of N21.27bn to support his debate for a 2015 presidential election.
The naira sleet was during a Peoples Democratic Party Fund Raising Dinner hold during a aged Banquet Hall of a Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The authority of a occasion, Mr. Tunde Ayeni, set a round rolling, when he announced a concession of N2bn.
He pronounced a sum consisted of N1bn donated by him and his partner, and another N1bn contributed by their unnamed friends.
Players in a Oil and Gas zone announced a concession of N5bn; those in Real Estate and Building donated N4bn; Transport and Aviation, N1bn; Food and Agriculture, N500m; Power, N500m; Construction, N310m; Road Construction, N250m; National Automative Association, N450m; and Shelter Development Limited, N250m.
The Chairman of a fundraiser committee, Prof. Jerry Gana, pronounced his friends and associates in a energy zone were donating N5bn.
The PDP Governors Forum announced a sum concession of N1.05billion.
The Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, who spoke on interest of a PDP governors, pronounced any 21 of them would present N50m each.
The SIFAX Group announced N100m donation, while PDP stakeholders in Rivers State upheld Jonathan’s bid with N50m.
The 15 states on a house of a Niger Delta Development Commission donated a sum of N15million, among other donations.
Several private people also gave donations.
Mr. Joseph Makanju, deputy of a Chief Fund Raiser and Chairman of a Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote pronounced his principal, who was outward a country, did not leave a mandate.
He, however, betrothed that as shortly as Dangote returned to a country, he would privately see a National Chairman of a PDP, Adamu Mu’Azu, to offer his support.
Makanju positive those during a eventuality that his principal would clear his position as a Chief Fund Raiser with his donation.
Donation oath forms were finished accessible to guest during a eventuality for personal donations.
Jonathan, in his remarks, described Saturday as a special day, due to a fundraiser. He thanked a donors, while assuring them that a supports would not be squandered or misused.
“I appreciate everybody who finished concession tonight,” pronounced Jonathan.
The President settled that a income was for a PDP, stressing that a amounted generated would assistance to run a PDP better.
‘2015 elections will be competitive’
Gana certified that a 2015 ubiquitous elections would be keenly contested.
He warned a care of a party, that has President Goodluck Jonathan as a presidential candidate, not to blink their opponents.
Gana, a former Minister of Information, pronounced a entrance elections would be rival since it is going to be some-more of a two-party contest.
He said, “Therefore, a PDP contingency not take things for granted. We contingency debate really well. We contingency not blink a opponent. Because we have been in energy for 16 years, we are during a disadvantage. We need to widespread a summary of a achievements diligently.
“The debate should be issues-driven. While a other side will be articulate of theory, we shall be display what we have done.”
Gana, also, warned a party’s leaders to safeguard that PDP possibilities during all levels are good ones.
He settled that critical work contingency be finished in states where a celebration primaries had caused sarcasm among members.
He also warned a leaders opposite a deception of unpopular candidates.
Mu’azu seals predestine of losers during primaries
The National Chairman of a PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, hermetic a predestine of aspirants who mislaid during a party’s primaries during all levels.
Mu’azu said, “Power and excellence come from God and nobody else. Those who have won should engage everybody in their campaigns in sequence to make them family campaigns.
“For a losers, we urge for we that God will answer we during a after date. Join us to debate for all a possibilities during all levels to have success.”