by Segun Odeleye
On January 4, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Audu Ogbeh, would inaugurate the sale of five million tubers of yam donated by farmers to raise N5 billion for Buhari/Osinbajo presidential campaign.
As the elections draw closer, parties are adopting various strategies to raise money. The yam sales, just like the recent crowd-sourcing initiative, is a strategy of Buhari-Osinbajo supporters.
Felicia Yakzum, the Public Relations Officer of the APC Micro Finance Cooperative Society Ltd, said in a statement on Thursday in Jos that the sales would commence at Mararaban Demshin in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau.
She said that APC-organised New Year wrestling tournament and the “Job Opportunities for Osinbajo and Buhari Supporters (JOOBS)” would also be inaugurated.
Mr. Yakzum said Mr. Ogbeh was behind the yam initiative and has been appointed chairman for the sales.
The spokesperson said JOOBS on the other hand, would create opportunities to unemployed youths nationwide to be engaged meaningfully to enhance their lives.
Mr. Yakzum said, “We have constituted a committee charged with the responsibility of creating job opportunities for youth supporters of the Muhammadu Buhari/ Prof Yemi Osinbajo ticket.”
She said those targeted were secondary school leavers, retrenched workers, pensioners, physically challenged persons, and the internally displaced with valid voter card.