The N21.27 billion raised by supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan during a fund raising dinner towards his 2015 presidential election campaign, has been described as a mark of the president’s acceptability and popularity among Nigerians and should not be questioned considering his huge support base.
This was the position of a pro-Jonathan group, Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, which said the huge donation came as no surprise since the president is popular across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
TAN, in a statement which was made available to journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital yesterday, said it has empirical information/evidence on the overwhelming support President Jonathan enjoys across genders, age bracket, class, social and political divides.
TAN noted, “Going by our records, supporters of Mr. President, if adequately sensitized and mobilized, can donate much more than the said amount raised at Abuja for the presidential campaigns expenses”.
The group, however, gave kudos to the donors and called on all Nigerians to support Jonathan’s re-election and ensure that they obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to enable them vote next year.