Youth and women’s organizations led the pack with almost N100 million of the total amount raised at the end of the event.
On Wednesday, April 06, 2022, a coalition of 65 organizations gathered in Kano State to pledge support and raise funds for Senator Godswill Akpabio, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, in his bid for the presidency in 2023. The groups included women, civil society organizations, and democratic solidarity associations.
On his part, Engineer Bello Bichi said Akpabio’s “exemplary leadership abilities, his passion for helping people grow professionally and masses-friendly political style” has made him distinct in today’s Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, the convener of the Coalition, Dr. Jibril Tafida, said the 65 groups have all agreed to voluntarily raise funds for the purchase of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential forms for Akpabio after “frantic search for a detribalize Nigerian politician with proven record of unbeatable policies at various points in the corridors of power.”
The coalition stated that Akpabio has made his mark as a listening leader with the competencies to lead the country on the path of growth and progress.
Earlier in his speech, convener of the coalition told the crowd including youth, women and traders’ association representatives that efforts have reached advanced stage, with the voluntary donations of the sum of N111, 387,000 being raised.
The youth and women associations led the pack with over N100m out of the total sum realized at the end of the event.
Engineer Bello Bichi explained that the voluntary donations have proved that stakeholders of the Nigerian project have acknowledged not just the leadership competence of Akpabio but also his energetic and sound health status.