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PDP To Raise Additional N500m For Presidential Campaign



Even with over N21bn in its kitty, the Peoples Democratic Party is still looking for extra N500m for its presidential campaign and the party has asked the PDP Social Media Group to raise the money.

The PDP Social Media Group is an online group working for the party.

The National Coordinator of the PDP Social Media Group, Mr. Michael Okorie, told journalists in Abuja on Monday that the chairman of the PDP fund-raising committee, Prof. Jerry Gana, had giving the group the mandate to raise the money.

Okorie defended the basis for raising the additional fund, saying that it was meant to avail ordinary Nigerians the opportunity to contribute to the election of the President.

“The donation programme provides an opportunity for Nigerians to take ownership of the re-election of Mr. President by donating any amount they can afford,” Okorie said.

The donation, he said, was in support of the alleged numerous areas that he said had improved the lives of Nigerians.

Okorie said, “Based on the achievements of President Jonathan in numerous areas that have improved the lives of Nigerian masses, we at PDP Social Media Group under the mandate of the Directorate of Contact and Mobilisation of the Presidential Campaign Organisation, are mobilising Nigerian masses, to donate in support of his re-election.

“We are pleased to announce that Nigerians are already donating in support of the re-election of Mr. President via our donation/pledge forms, direct deposit into approved bank accounts and online donations.

“We are targeting N500m. The donation is being done under the mandate of the PDP and the account is being managed by the party.

“We are assuring the donors that the bank accounts provided for the donation are entirely under the control of the Fund Raising Committee set up by Mr. President.”

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