I’m Aware of GoFundMe -Atiku
Posted on March 7, 2019 || By: Global News
Alhaji Atiku Abunakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded election, has cleared the air on the controversy trailing GoFundMe, an account set up on Tuesday to support his case at the tribunal.
Alhaji Atiku has confirmed that his consent was sought before the account was opened.
Initially, a Special Assistant on Public Communications and Strategy to the former Vice-President, Mr Phrank Shaibu, “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 ,” he said .
Although a search on the GoFundMe website shows that the account has been taken down, it was learnt that over $ 800 ( N 288 ,000 ) out of the target $ 100 ,000 ( N 36 m ) was donated within 24 hours.