Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has said the All Progressives Congress sue the National Communications Commission for shutting its fundraising short message service, SMS, platform. The statement was made at a meeting of the Fund Raising Directorate of the APC Presidential Council, in Abuja, on Sunday.
“We have advised our lawyers to go to court, they are preparing the papers now. In 2010 approval was given to the Jonathan/Sambo campaign to raise fund (using such a platform).The rule seems to have changed in 2015,” Fashola stated.
The governor explained that the NCC granted approved a similar facility for the Jonathan/Sambo campaign in 2010, and wondered why the rule changed in 2015. He informed that the fundraising platforms, including the scratch cards, and donations to designated First Bank plc, still valid.
Fashola said the party was informed of the NCC’s decision to shut the platform through a letter dated 19 January and signed by the Director of Consumer Affairs, Maryam Bayi, and the Head of Legal and Regulatory Services, Yinka Akinloye, on behalf of the NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Dr. Eugene Juwah.