An Igbo group of the All Progressives Congress is asking for the sum of N26 million from Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for a rally to support Bola Tinubu, the party’s presidential candidate, 2023.
According to the Ndigbo group in a statement addressed to Joe Igbokwe, a special adviser to the Lagos governor on drainage and water resources, the rally was slated to hold at Blue Roof hall in Ikeja.
The statement cited by our correspondent partly read;
“a minimum of four thousand five hundred people with PVCs who are members (of) our great party APC of Igbo extraction in Lagos.
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“Therefore, with this number of people, we hereby present to you a very modest budget of approximately twenty-six million four hundred thousand naira (26,400,000.00) only.”
A breakdown of the fund comprises N4.5 million for branded caps, N8.4 million for mobilisation, N1.3 million for the venue, N1.3 million for entertainment, N270,000 for music, N100,000 for garden eggs and kola and so forth.
Also, no less than 4,500 Igbo members would participate in the rally which includes Nd’Igbo in APC Lagos covering the executives and leaders in the 57 LGAs and LCDAs, Ohaneze executives in all LGAs, Igbo-speaking community executives, executives of the 58 major markets in Lagos state and executives of over 100 town unions in Lagos.