The presidential candidate for the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, at a recent event, mocked the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dino Melaye, after the former senator made a cash donation at an event.
The event, which was in honour of a late human rights activist, Ariyo Raphael Dare-Atoye, fondly referred to as Aristotle, witnessed Sowore throw a jab at Melaye after he pledged a sum of N500,000 annually for a foundation established for the children of the deceased.
In his speech, Melaye noted that he had the N500,000 cash which he hoped to present to the foundation. Melaye said, “I was told that there is a plan for a foundation; an education foundation for the children and I am so impressed about that. I am making a pledge that I would give an annual donation of N500,000 to that foundation. I brought the first part of it, N500,000.”
While taking the stage, Sowore simply stated that with the intent of the CBN to redesign the naira notes, politicians are now moving around with cash.
He said, “You can already see the effect of the Central Bank’s decision to redesign the naira. Now politicians are carrying cash around.”