The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), yesterday, launched the Crowdfund App to mobilise funds for its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
Unveiling the app in Lagos, Shettima said the Tinubu/Shettima Crowdfunding Application was to enable supporters make donations towards the campaign as part of efforts to make people take ownership of the party.
The party is targeting a N5 billion donation for its campaign.
Shettima, who spoke on behalf of Tinubu, described the APC candidate as an innovative politician of the time, with intellectual sophistication and ability to keep promises.
Commending the Fund Raising Committee, Shettima said such platform had transformed ownership of the political movement to the people by contributing their hard earned resources to become co-drivers and make it their businesses in promoting the ideals of the movement.
Shettima said that politicians in some developed nations like United States of America also raised political campaign funds from small donors to energise support base.
According to him, the platform is also to assess the acceptance of politicians’ political agenda among political supporters.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the application was another way of using technology to support the Tinubu and Shettima candidacy.
He described the app as novel and unique, saying there is no better idea than to use technology.
“This is not only unique, it is first-in-class and speaks to an opportunity for all of our supporters to have an input into it. This is about them, this is for them, this is their campaign.
“This should be our own individual commitment to show that we believe in this project and committed to it.”
He said Tinubu and Shettima would help further deepen and shape the cause of Nigeria.
According to him, the duo had been proven, tested and done creditably well to move the country forward and make it stand in the comity of nations.
“This is not about them (Tinubu/Shettima); it is about the future, it’s about the opportunity that this team presents and what they are bringing to table which is tried and tested in building men and institutions.
“These are truly tested men that can indeed take our country and our economy to an enviable position,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Stakeholders in the party at the unveiling of the app began to make donations towards the campaign, targeting N5 billion.
While Sanwo-Olu donated N2 million, Shettima gave N1 million through the app and others followed suit.