Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the Director-General of the Asiwaju Tinubu-Shettima Coalition for Good Governance, Adebayo Shittu, has stated that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s campaign funding source should not be a subject of discourse or the business of the public.
The PUNCH quoted the former Minister of Communications as saying that his principal “is a self-made man who doesn’t need external funding for electioneering activities.”
Shittu said, “This was evident long before he became the governor of Lagos State when he supported human rights organizations and several freedom fighters all over. We will not allow anything illegal to be done in our name. Even if you go out to raise money, there are positions of the law, which have to be complied with. Anybody attempting to do that must first look at the law.
“Asiwaju has the resources and can equally count on many other men of goodwill for support. As you must have heard, several people have been coming out willingly to ask how they can help with his campaign.
“I have been running this campaign for a while now without demanding one kobo from anybody. It has been my brain, efforts and money all the way. I have equally seen several people doing the same across the country.”
Asked to confirm reports that some governors and National Assembly members might be levied for the campaign, Shittu maintained that it remained a speculation “in the figment of the imagination of those making it.”