A 9-year-old girl, Nicole Benson, on Thursday donated her pocket money to the campaign team of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari campaign team.
The pupil of Greensprings School, Lekki campus, announced the donation of N5785 during APC’s Town Hall meeting with Nigerian women groups on Thursday at Harbour Point, Lagos. Her mother however increased it to N10,000 to make it a round figure.
She also read the letter she wrote pledging the donation a month ago to APC Presidential campaign team, to the admiration of the audience.
The money was received by the Director-General of the Fund Raising Committee and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
Her letter read:
Dear APC and Governor Fashola,
My name is Nicole Benson. I am 9 years old. The name of my school is Greensprings School Lekki campus and I am in year 4. I want to be a doctor when I grow up so that I can take care of people who are sick and dying because they take care of me when I am sick.
Governor Fashola and APC, I was listening to the radio on my way to school today and I heard that we can send money to you to help you to win the election. My mummy said that I can donate from N100 so that we can help APC to raise the money to win the election and remove President Goodluck Jonathan so that Mr Buhari and Professor Osinbajo can be the new president and assistant president and be able to help Nigeria to fight the Boko Haram people who are killing innocent children and also bring back the Chibok girls so that their mummies and daddies can be happy.
Governor Fashola and APC, please don’t you think that N100 is too small. I have the new N100 notes but I am sorry I will not be able to give it to you because I only have one and I want to keep it in my wallet. But I have N5785 that I saved from my lunch money and pocket money and toothfairy money. I know it’s my mummy giving the toothfairy the money to give me because I found my tooth in her wallet last year and I want to give you all my money that I saved so that you can win in February. I have N5785 and also N8 but the N8 is in coins and it’s only in Shoprite that they gave me so I want to go and spend it there. I wanted to buy my inhaler disk but my daddy has bought another new one for me. I have given my mummy the money and she put it on her card to pay it on your website and she paid it now. I wish I could get more money for you but that will be next week when I get more lunch money from my daddy and toothfairy can’t give me any more money because all my teeth have all grown back. I can still save more money for you and give you in February.
Please help me give some of the money to Mr Ambode too so that he can win Mr Jimmy Agbaje. I like Mr Ambode very much.
I wish you goodluck not Goodluck Jonathan but best of luck and please you can call my mummy’s number if you need me to send the money I want to save for you. But you will have to give me some time to save it.
Please say hello to Mr Ambode Mr Buhari and Professor Osinbajo for me.
Nicole Eniiyi Benson
According to Enitan Benson, Nicole’s mummy, “she insisted on typing the above mail herself so I have decided not to make any corrections.