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2023: Atiku Campaign Disowns Diaspora Groups Seeking To Raise Funds

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar | Reuters

The Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation (AACO) has disowned an undated letter issued under the authority of a “Campaign Coordinator/ President” of a group calling itself the Atiku Abubakar Business Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID).

A statement from the Campaign Organisation today, September 6 quoted, the letter with title “Fundraising Dinner Event for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Presidential Election Campaign 2023,” saying that the letter asked potential donors and members of the general public to donate to the presidential campaign of Atiku Abubakar, in exchange for unfettered access to Atiku Abubakar, among other promises.

The statement said that the Atiku Abubakar Business Supporters in Diaspora (AABSID) is a body or organisation that is not known to the Atiku.

“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.

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“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.

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