Fashola Slams Jonathan, NCC For Shutting Buhari’s SMS Fundraiser

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has slammed President Goodluck Jonathan for ordering the  Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to shut down the short message service code used to raise funds for the Muhammadu Buhari-Osinbajo presidential campaign. The sms, one of five the party launched for the purpose, purportedly received 5,400 donations before it was closed Wednesday.
Fashola said the incident smacked desperation by President Jonathan and intended to haunt the opposition. 
The governor said the NCC granted a similar facility to the Jonathan-Sambo campaign to raise funds in 2010 and was not made a partisan at the time.
“Why should a commercial transaction be frustrated because of one man’s desire to serve and why should they be shutting down generational platform?” Fashola asked. He regretted the courts closure due to industrial strike by judicial workers.
Aside, said the president similarly shut down the APC website before it launched another, also being haunted by the Jonathan administration.
The party requires donors to send APC to the said code 35350 to any of MTN, Glo, Etisalat, Airtel and Visafone at N100 cost to them.

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