Igbos have been listed as the top on the long list of donors to support General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) in his quest to become the next president of Nigeria.
According to Osita Okechukwu, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria?s south east zone, the Igbos are cheerful givers and are responsible for bulk of the N54 million donated to the party.
Buhari, a former Nigerian head of state, revealed on Tuesday that small donors from across Nigeria had contributed N54 million in a special account at First Bank to prosecute his campaign for the February election.
Okechukwu however, expressed gratitude to the Igbos for topping the list of donors to the Buhari Support Organization Campaign Fund.
?We are happy to announce that when the managers of the First Bank of Nigeria warehoused fund unveiled N54 million so far realized, Ndigbo topped the list of the highest donors; a unique account that has GMB as the only signatory,? the statement said.
?By topping the donor list, Ndigbo has graciously demonstrated that the celestial bond between GMB and the Nigerian Masses and the Middle Class is Pan-Nigeria and not sectional as insinuated.
?The South East APC salutes our people who embrace the Buhari-Bandwagon-Vehicle for Salvation; for it is our candid opinion that it is less than wise for the hard working and enterprising Ndigbo to, election after election, put all our eggs in one basket,? the party said.
Source: Global Village Extra