APC aspirant, Adamu Garba has withdrawn from 2023 presidential race after raising N83 million from Nigerians.
Mr Garba stated that the resignation would not be the end of his dream to rule Nigeria.
He also said the N100 million nomination forms for the ruling All Progressives Congress were exploitative and may not encourage good governance.
“We have recorded the sum of N81,750,000.00 in private donations and N1,457, 794.70 in online donations. Totaling N83,207,794.70.
“We sincerely, immensely, and graciously thank everyone for these wonderful contributions and donations, including those who made theirs anonymously.
“We, however, request that all those who donated online and who require a refund send an email with evidence of payment on the attached document to assure you of a complete refund upon request,” Mr Garba said.
He admonished the APC to improve its democratic credentials by charging reasonable amounts for its forms.
“The party, from its convention to this moment, has taken several steps that may dent our democratic credentials as we venture into the third decade of our uninterrupted democracy.
“These steps, if not changed, could reverse the gains we make over time and return us back to centrist, sycophantic, patronage-driven unitary systems, a situation we must avoid at all costs in the interest of the future of Nigeria,” he added in a statement.