Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has distanced himself from the GoFundMe account which was apparently set up by his supporters to fund his case at the Election Petitions Tribunal.
Atiku’s statement was issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and Strategy, Phrank Shaibu, who said; “We do not know anything about it. We are not in any way connected to it but we consider it as a purely private initiative of the promoters.”
The fund raiser which stirred up heated debate on social media has since been taken down.
Over $800 had already been donated in less than 24 hours out of the $100,000 target.