Former military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that he his presidential campaign will funded by money generated by friends, associates and well-wishers.
General Buhari who obtained the presidential nomination form last week complained about the expensive cost of the form. It was later revealed that he took a loan to purchase the form with many wondering how he will fund his presidential campaign.
It also expected that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled states would contribute to his campaign should he secure the ticket of the party.
An associate of Buhari who spoke with THISDAY said that by Nigeria standards, Buhari is a poor man who doesnt even have a house in Abuja but that he has people who can rally round him at the appropriate time.
“Buhari is a poor man by the standards of the average Nigerian politician. I don’t know if you know that Buhari does not have a house in Abuja. He doesn’t have a house and sometimes I wonder what kind of human being he is.
“He doesn’t have properties all over the place. In fact, the only house he has is the one in Kaduna and in his native village Daura.”
“Buhari would not need money for ‘stomach infrastructure’ because the people freely mill around him. He doesn’t need a hired crowd and they don’t need any money to come to him. In short, they are drawn to him naturally. There are friends, well wishers and cooperate bodies that are ready to contribute their pennies to make Buhari president because they believe in him. The good will is just tremendous,” the source said.
Buhari is reportedly ahead of former vice president Atiku Abubakar and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso in the race to obtain the party’s presidential ticket.