The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the recently concluded election , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar , has distanced himself from the GoFundMe account set up on Tuesday to support his case at the tribunal.
A Special Assistant on Public Communications and Strategy to the former Vice – President , Mr . Phrank Shaibu , said this while reacting to the setting up of the account which stirred up a heated debate on social media .
“ 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 .
Many questioned the propriety of asking Nigerians to donate money to fund Atiku’ s case despite the fact that the PDP candidate is said to own companies that rake in billions of naira yearly .