APC unveils fundraising website for presidential campaign

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has launched a portal to enable it raise funds for its campaign across the country.

The development comes weeks after the Labour Party (LP) unveiled its campaign website and sought donations from its supporters.

Speaking on Tuesday at the launch of the APC portal in Lagos, Kashim Shettima, vice-presidential candidate of the party, said the initiative would afford supporters of the party the opportunity to contribute to the campaign.

“Our ticket is poised to modernise and expand public infrastructure; make healthcare, education, and funding accessible to all-for the manufacturer sector,” he said.

“It also seeks to improve national security and build Nigeria, especially for our youths via sufficient jobs with decent wages, and to prepare a better life for our people.

“Prior to our campaign, we have been overwhelmed by supporters looking to contribute their quota and ideas, and now we have a platform to ensure that no one is left out.”

On his part, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, said the campaign is about the supporters of the party.

“Today, technology is a unifier and one means that has provided a unique platform for everyone to engage and to collaborate,” Sanwo-Olu said.

“I am happy and excited that you have also brought that initiative to Lagos for it to be launched.

“This is not only unique, it is first-in- class and speaks to an opportunity for all of our supporters to have an input into it. This is about them; this is for them; this is their campaign.”

So far, the portal has seen donations running into millions of naira from “Audu Abubakar, Sanwo-Olu Olusola, Kashim Shettima”, among others.