Photos: Governors, Business moguls, others raise N21bn for GEJ’s Presidential campaign

PDP Governors, Senators, Business moguls, technocrats and others
gathered at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja
yesterday night December 20th to make financial commitment to support
President Jonathan’s re-election campaigns.

At the fundraising dinner, 21 PDP Governors donated N50million each
which came to N1.05billion. Business owners in the Oil and Gas sector
donated N5billion while their counterparts in the Real Estate &
Building made a donation of N4billion.

Players in the Transport and Aviation sector made a pledge of
N1billion, those in Agriculture donated N500million while those in the
power sector pledged N500m. Board of the Shelter Development Limited
donated N250million while players in the Construction sector pledged
N310million. Road Construction players pledged N250million while the
National Automative Association pledged N450million. The Chairman of
the fundraising dinner, Mr Tunde Ayeni made a donation of N2billion
while the Chairman of SIFAX group donated 100million. The Rivers state
PDP Chapter donated N50million.
Africa’s Richest man, Aliko Dangote who was the made the Chief
Fund Raiser was absent at the event as he is said to be out of Nigeria
but his representative, Joseph Makanju promised that the business mogul
would make his donation known once he arrives Nigeria.

With all the monies announced at the fundraising dinner as well as
those from private individuals, a total of N21.27bn was realized.

President Jonathan afterwards thanked everyone who donated and promised that their donations would not be in vain.

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