The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has mocked the spokesperson for the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dino Melaye, following a cash donation the latter made to a foundation, linking it to the announced redesign of Naira notes.
The incident happened during the memorial service/evening of tributes for late human rights activist, Ariyo Dare-Atoye, on Saturday.
Making a pledge of a N500, 000 annual donation to an education fund for the deceased’s children, Melaye said, “They told me that there is a plan for a foundation, education foundation for the children, I am so impressed about that and I am making a pledge that I will give an annual donation of N500, 000 for that foundation and I brought the first part of it, N500, 000.”
Reacting to Melaye’s donation, Sowore, who took the podium next said, “You can already see the effect of the Central Bank’s re-designation (sic), politicians are carrying cash. Let me say this, this is the political season and I am not here for politics.”