The Igbos of the five states of the South East geo-political zone have been revealed to top the list of supporters who donated N54 million to the campaign fund of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari.
It would be recalled that Mr. Buhari announced on Tuesday that N54 million had so far been donated by Nigerians to his presidential campaign ahead of the 2015 general election.
In a statement by the spokesperson for the zonal chapter of the APC, Osita Okechukwu, on Wednesday, the party expressed gratitude to the Igbos for topping the list of donors to the Buhari Support Organization Campaign Fund.
It did not, however, disclose the names of the donors in the statement.
It said the donations were the peoples’ contribution to the APC presidential flag bearer’s quest to salvage the country from what it called dangerous slide into a failed state.
“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 party explained that the Buhari Campaign Support Fund has Mr. Buhari as the sole signatory for transparency purposes, and said the effort is to assist the former head of state prosecute his presidential campaign because he “refused to enrich himself while in office”.
“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.