Naira rain at PDP Dinner in Abuja
President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife and PDP Stalwart
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) tonight raised financial muscle ahead of next year’s poll as the party big wings and stakeholders donate money toward the achievement of President Jonathan second term ambition. Donors at the fund raising ceremony held in Abuja included the various sectors of the economy, PDP governors, businessmen/women and organizations.
A prominent business woman Bola Shagaya and her friends donated N5billion. Professor Jerry Gana, N5billion while the 21 PDP governors gave N1.05billion, PDP friends donated N3 billion. construction sector donate N310m, transport N1 billion, real estate N4b, the energy sector-N500million, PDP Rivers State stakeholders-N50million, food and agriculture N5b, Cifex N10m, power sector N500m , Shelter Development Limited N250m, Emzor N50m, the NDDC governing board N15m, auto sector N450m and PDP youth group N50m.
Present at the event were President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President David Mark, House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Emeka Ihedioha, PDP governors, Ministers, PDP National Chairman Adamu Muazu and the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the PDP, Chief Antony Anenih.
WHAT THE LAY SAYS ABOUT DONATION
The huge donation according to the Electoral Act runs foul of the law. Section 221 of the 1999 Constitution prohibits a State Government from contributing to the election expenses of any candidate or aspirant.
The Electoral Act Section 91 (90 of the Code of conduct for Political Parties and Elections limits individual donations and contributions to a maximum of N1m.