PDP Slashes N747m Aside For Campaign In Sokoto

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The Sokoto State chapter of PDP raised a whooping sum of 747 million naira to be used for campaign ahead of the general election.

The People’s Democratic Party on Monday night, raised over N747.6 million during the fundraising ceremony organised by the party in the state for its candidates.

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This is contained in a press statement signed by the special adviser on media and publicity to the governor of Sokoto State, Muhammad Bello, and made available to newsmen in the state.

The statement said more donations were still being expected as high-brow guests depart the International Conference Centre, Kasarawa venue of the fundraising dinner organised by the party.

The trio of Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara gave the Sokoto State PDP N80 million which breakdown indicates the spread of the sum as N50 million, N25 million and N5 million respectively by the donors.

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A chieftain of the state party, who is also a philanthropist of note and featured as the chief launcher, Alhaji Mukhtar Maigona donated N50 million while AFDIN Construction Company Limited and Mr Ese Omorode, who were among the co-launchers donated N50 million too.

All donors conformed to the stipulation of the Electoral Act, which pegged the ceiling of donations to political parties’ coffers for individuals and groups at N50 million only.

The fundraising was also done transparently.

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