The National Executive Council of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC decided today that no longer will the party be funded by government both at the state and the national level.
At a meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice President Prof Yemi OSIBAJO and other party leaders it was decided that henceforth the party will funded by membership dues.
Other sources of financing identified by the parties financial secretary are dues and levies by elected and appointed members; sales of membership cards to every member of the party; compulsory and regular subscription payment as the criteria for eligibility for appointment as well as sales of party constitution and other publicity items.
Speaking with News Punch Correspondent on the APC stance, Barr. Okoi Obono-Obla, a legal luminary and Special Adiser to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami on prosecution, said the decision of the APC is in line with the anti-corruption stance of the party and was widely applauded by party members and leaders gathered in Abuja from across the country.