May 27, 2024

The Communication Directorate of the Bawumia Campaign Team has debunked allegations that it receives funding from an Islamic group in Nigeria.

The Communication Directorate has also refuted allegations that the campaign team has had some dealings with the said Islamic group, named Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Bawumia Campaign has no funding or any linkage with any Islamic group in Nigeria, or anywhere else,” the campaign team has said.

A statement issued on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 from the camp of the aspiring flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Bawumia, said the “narrative is obviously false.”

According to the statement, the Nigerian journalist, David Hundeyin, who made the allegation, had demonstrated a taste for making such claims against persons and groups in Nigeria, without basis.

Meanwhile, the release remarked that the Bawumia Campaign is focused and will not be distracted by such vain untruths.

Read FULL STATEMENT;

The attention of the Bawumia Campaign Team has been drawn to a post by one David Hundeyin, a journalist in Nigeria, that the Bawumia Campaign is being funded by some Islamic group in Nigeria, called the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).

We notice that the same narrative has been copied by some persons and groups in Ghana on social media.

This narrative is obviously false, fabricated and only serves the propaganda purposes of its promoters.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Bawumia Campaign has no funding or any linkage with any Islamic group in Nigeria or anywhere else.

We also note that the said David Hundeyin has demonstrated a penchant for making similar claims against some persons and groups in Nigeria without any basis whatsoever.

The Bawumia Campaign is focused and will not be distracted by such vain untruths.

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has been very diligent and transparent from his days as a Scholar, Banker, and Politician throughout his life and will not depart from these now and forever.

TWEET

The maker of the allegation was commenting on a Twitter post that encouraged Nigerians to invest in their media to be able to project the Nigerian, as they could tell the story better than anyone else.

In a series of responses, David Hundeyin also alleged that “think tanks and lobby groups spend millions of dollars annually on local and foreign political astroturfing on a scale you cannot begin to comprehend. For example, the ACF is funding a Muslim candidate (Mahamudu Bawumia) in Ghana’s 2024 election. You already know why.”

THE GROUP

The Arewa Consultative Forum is a political and cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria formed in 2000 that has considerable influence on the political scene. The forum is a successor to the Northern People’s Congress, which collapsed after the coup of 1966.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bawumia is on his nationwide campaign to convince delegates to vote for him at the Super Delegates’ Congress set for August 26, 2023 and subsequently at the main Congress on November 4, 2023.

 

 

 

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