Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday in Lagos, unveiled the Tinubu/Shettima Crowdfunding Application to enable supporters make donations to its campaign.
The party is targeting a N5 Billion donation for its campaign.
Shettima, who spoke on behalf of the Presidential Candidate of the party , Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was absent at the event also said the duo have leadership qualities which stands them tall above contestants from other parties, adding that leadership goes beyond given dubious statistics in a subtle attack and reference to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi.
He further commended the committee that created the application and promised that they will continue to be relevant even after the party might have won the election. He added the application would afford supporters of the Tinubu/Shettima candidacy to make financial donations to the campaign.
The Vice Presidential candidate cited the United States of America where party faithful contributed to the campaign of the former President of the country, Barack Obama, online.
He added that himself and Bola Ahmed Tinubu have been ‘overwhelmed by supporters willing to contribute their quota and now they have the platform.’
“Leadership goes beyond dubious statistics. It requires readiness to reach out to different groups and recognise our adversity. We need to build a new nation. We have no business being poor. With a vision like this , everyone will be given the opportunity to contribute to the growth of our country,” Shettima said.
Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the application was another way of using technology to support the Tinubu and Shettima candidacy, and urged Nigerians to show their ‘individual commitment to the Tinubu/Shettima campaign through their contribution.
The Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat said the major challenges facing the Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, adding the creation of the application was a demonstration of what the party will do if it wins the 2023 elections.