Daura youths raises N70m to spend on Buhari, Masari’s reelection bid
A non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Katsina state, Daura Emirate Youth Progressive Movement (DEYPM), says it has sourced no less than N70 million for donation into the electioneering campaign for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Masari in 2019 general elections.
This was disclosed to newsmen by the organization’s zonal chairman Abdulkadir Lawal, during an interview o Saturday in Daura.
Abdulkadir Lawal said that out of the amount, N40 million would be spent on President Buhari’s reelection campaign and N30 million for the re-election of Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
On the source of money, he said that the were able to generate it through contributions from individuals, groups and organisations with a view to facilitating the electioneering campaigns of the two political office holders.
Lawal explained that the money would be spent on hiring of vehicles, provision of logistics and other necessary campaign activities within the five local government areas in Daura emirate.
He said the movement arrived at such decision, considering the socio-economic development brought to the people of the area by the Federal and the State Government in the area in the last three years.
The zonal chairman listed some of the socio-economic developments to include a Federal University of Transport, Air Force wing and Army unit in Daura.
He also said that the state government had impacted positively in the lives of thousands of people of the area, especially through its youth empowerment programmes, construction of more roads, schools and hospitals among other programmes.
Lawal said: “we never had it so good.“
He said the group had earlier decided to use the money to purchase nomination forms for president Buhari and Gov Masari but it overtaken by events and the decision of other well meaning Nigerians.
Lawal said the NGO therefore decided to channel the money into other political programmes that would promote the electioneering processes in 2019.
He commended the group of well meaning Nigerians who purchased the nomination forms for President Buhari and members of the Katsina State Traders Association for extending similar gesture to Governor Aminu Masari.