All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has launched a mobile channel for crowdfunding for its campaign across the country ahead of next year’s general election.
This occurred a few weeks after the Labour Party debuted its website and solicited for funds from its supporters.
Through the crowdfunding website named “BlessMi” the APC presidential campaign council intends to gather N5 billion.
Speaking at the launch of the APC portal, Kashim Shettima, vice-presidential candidate of the party, said the initiative would afford supporters of the party the opportunity to contribute to the campaign.
“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.”
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, who was present at the unveiling said the ticket strongly considers the interest of every Nigerian.
“There is no better place to launch this innovative project than Lagos, which is the nation’s hub of innovation and technology. This fundraising speaks to our support and those who share the vision of Bola Ahmed Tinubu-Kashim Shettima presidential ticket to have an input to the realisation of the project. The ticket strongly considers the interest of every Nigerian, regardless of social status or ethnic origin.”
“This campaign is about people and people have been asking how they can participate or contribute their own effort to the overall success of the campaign. This is why we used our creative minds and leveraged technology as innovative ways to create access for people towards supporting our party’s presidential campaign. People can donate through their mobile phones and be part of this campaign. Every donation, no matter how small the amount is, will matter and take its proper place.”
The portal has seen donations from Audu Abubakar, Sanwo-Olu, Kashim Shettima, among others.The donations were transparently displayed on digital screens, which showed the donors’ names and amount contributed.