Reports of underfunding of the People’s Democratic Party’s campaign committee could be true, if the words of the party’s national executive committee members are anything to go by.
Southwest PDP chief with whom to speak fist The anonymous source said he was not surprised by the mention of funding and said the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was to blame “in all of this.”
He said: “There are complaints that Atiku is reluctant to release funds for the campaign. But Atiku used to boast in front of some governors that he has billions of naira to sue his campaign. That’s why some of them just Looking at him, not ready to contribute to his campaign.
“Some governors are unsure of their opportunities and are reluctant to open their wallets. However, that may change in the coming weeks.”
While dismissing hints that Atiku could go bankrupt, he added: “The presidential candidate wants to start disbursing funds by the end of the campaign.
“He’s learning from the experience of 2019. He lost that election, but he’s probably wiser now. What I can’t say is if things will be different this time. He’s told people around him that he will Funds will be released in due course.”
PDP National Youth Deputy Leader Timothy Osadolor also told the media that Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has been funding the state’s campaign committee.
“I can’t speak for another governor, but Obaseki has been doing everything he can to fund the state’s campaign. Maybe, there are other governors I don’t know about. Everything about the Edo campaign is funded by the state chapter ,” he added.
In fact, the governors of Rivers, Oyo, Abia, Benue and Enugu (Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde, Okezie Ikpeazu, Samuel Ortom and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi respectively) are likely to use the resources of their states Help each other they are determined to stay away from the Atiku/Okowa campaign committee.
Recall that Governor Vic recently donated 25 buses to the Benue State PDP Chapter for the 2023 election campaign.
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party said on Tuesday in a report described as untrue that its presidential campaign committee chairman Oudom Emanuel had threatened to resign due to insufficient funding.
exclusive with fistdescribing the report, Debo Ologunaba, the party’s national propaganda secretary, said: “That’s fake news. It’s not true, it’s the creation of some people.” Udom Emanuel The governor even dismissed it.”
Governor Udom Emmanuel also dismissed the story in a speech to party supporters at Uyo’s Nest of Champions Stadium, saying he was considering resigning as chairman of the PDP’s presidential campaign committee. The claim is without factual basis.
In a separate interview with the outlet, Charles Aniagwu, a spokesman for the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign and Delta state information commissioner, said reports of a lack of sufficient funds to run around are untrue.
However, Ibrahim Tsauri, member of the NEC PDP National Executive Committee, said if Udom did complain about insufficient funding, “there is a real problem”.
He said: “If it is true that the chairman of the campaign committee is complaining about the lack of money, then, there is a real problem. There is a lot of money involved in the campaign because those who travel to Nigeria to talk to Nigerians don’t take roads; they fly.
“Maybe Udom is saying the money isn’t enough and it’s important to look inward.”