PDP Governors, Senators, Business moguls, technocrats and others gathered at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday night December 20th to make financial commitment to support President Jonathan’s re-election campaigns.
At the fundraising dinner, 21 PDP Governors donated N50million each which came to N1.05billion. Business owners in the Oil and Gas sector donated N5billion while their counterparts in the Real Estate & Building made a donation of N4billion.
Players in the Transport and Aviation sector made a pledge of N1billion, those in Agriculture donated N500million while those in the power sector pledged N500m. Board of the Shelter Development Limited donated N250million while players in the Construction sector pledged N310million. Road Construction players pledged N250million while the National Automative Association pledged N450million. The Chairman of the fundraising dinner, Mr Tunde Ayeni made a donation of N2billion while the Chairman of SIFAX group donated 100million. The Rivers state PDP Chapter donated N50million.
Africa’s Richest man, Aliko Dangote who was the made the Chief Fund Raiser was absent at the event as he is said to be out of Nigeria but his representative, Joseph Makanju promised that the business mogul would make his donation known once he arrives Nigeria.
With all the monies announced at the fundraising dinner as well as those from private individuals, a total of N21.27bn was realized.
President Jonathan afterwards thanked everyone who donated and promised that their donations would not be in vain.