FG Threatens Peter Obi Over Crowdfunding
The Attorney General of Federation has ordered that no Diasporan based Nigerian must sponsor Peter Obi’s campaign, stating that it is against the electoral laws of Nigeria.
He warned that the Federal Government must prosecute those involved and the candidate they’re sponsoring.
Malami also stated that, Nigerians who live abroad can’t dictate for Nigerians what they want and what they do not want. He warned those involved in the fundraiser to desist otherwise face the full wrath of the Nigerian electoral laws.
“Any Nigerian who lives abroad, funding the campaign of Mr. Peter Obi shall be arrested. It is against our electoral laws”
“One thing Nigerians who based abroad failed to understand is that they cannot stay there and dictate to us how to govern our country. Someone will seat in United States of America and be telling us what to do and what not to do as if we don’t know what we are doing in this country.
“If you violate the electoral law, you will face the penalty squarely and we will do everything within our power to prosecute both you and the candidate you are funding his campaign.
“We’ve received a signal that some individuals, mostly Nigerians living abroad have taken it upon themselves to fund the campaign of Mr Peter Obi who’s the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the forthcoming Presidential election.
“What these individuals failed to understand is that Nigeria is a democratic nation governed by democratic rules and regulations. It is against the electoral act for those living abroad to sponsor any candidate in an election.
“Those involved should desist from such act or have us to contend with. We will resist it by all means. Such fund cannot enter Nigeria. Although we have put measures on ground to apprehend those who will get themselves involved in such an act.”
The news by Charityreporters.com stated in bits; “Peter Obi’s supporters, known as #Obidients are set to launch a fundraiser for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, ahead the 2023 General Elections.
“Their plan in the coming days, is to unveil the crowdfunding portal with a target to raise $150 million from Obi’s supporters in the diaspora and N100 billion from those in Nigeria, THISDAY has reliably gathered”.
Abubakar Malami had said that this cannot work in the Nigeria’s electoral system.
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