Politics

2023: Atiku Campaign Disowns Diaspora Groups Seeking To Raise Funds

The Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation (AACO) has disowned a group calling itself the Atiku Abubakar Business Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) which issued an undated letter purportedly under the authority of a “Campaign Coordinator/ President,” titled “Fundraising Dinner Event for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Presidential Election Campaign 2023.”

According to the AACO, the letter is apparently being sent by the said AABSID to potential donors and members of the general public inviting donations to the presidential campaign of its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in exchange for unfettered access to him, among other promises.

To the above, the AACO wrote the following:

The Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation hereby notifies the general public, particularly Nigerians in the Diaspora as well as corporate organisations within and outside Nigeria, that the Atiku Abubakar Business Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) is a body/organisation unknown to our candidate, and neither he nor the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation has authorised any such fundraising event to be held on his behalf nor on behalf of his Campaign Organisation.

The general public is hereby notified that the aforementioned Atiku Abubakar Business Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) is not in any way affiliated or related to Atiku Abubakar and the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, and has not been mandated or authorised in any way whatsoever to represent the candidate or his campaign in any matter whatsoever.

In line with the foregoing, any person or organisation dealing with the aforementioned Atiku Abubakar Business Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) and/or its Campaign Coordinator/President or indeed with any other organization for the purposes of raising funds for our presidential candidate does so at their own risk and responsibility.