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VIDEO: Stakeholders Protest as Farmers donate N1.7bn to Buhari’s re-election campaign

VIDEO: Stakeholders Protest as Farmers donate N1.7bn to Buhari’s re-election campaign

Farmers under the aegis of  Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria and the Fertilizers Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria have donated a whooping sum of  N1.7bn towards the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The donations was made  by the farmers  during a gala night organised by beneficiaries of the government’s Anchor Borrowers Programme, which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday night.

Aminu Goronyo, the President of RIFAN said the 12.2 million members of the association would make a donation of N100 each which translates to N1.2 billion.

Goronyo said the group was motivated by Buhari’s “commitments and favourable policies to agriculture,”

On its part, FEPSAN said N570 million out of the N120 billion it generated from fertiliser subsidy in two years.

According to the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), no individual shall donate more than N1m to any aspirant or candidate.

Section 91 of the Electoral Act further states that a presidential candidate can spend a maximum amount of N1bn.

The law also recommends a fine of N1m or a prison term of 12 months or both for any candidate that breaches the provisions of the Act.

In a video interview with a key stakeholder  in the farming industry recently, ForeTVNews uncovered the challenges bedeviling the sector, and also exposed some shady dealings going on in  the industry.



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