Malama Fati Ibrahim Talle-Tara has revealed that she has spent over N2m of her life savings to help Buhari become the next president of Nigeria.
We earlier reported that a woman in dotage has donated her life savings for the campaign of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress party (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari.
In our earlier report, a Twitter user revealed that a 90-year-old woman had the sum of N1m which is her life savings to help Buhari's campaign.
Another report has however revealed the true identity of the woman, Malama Fati Ibrahim Talle-Tara, an 80-year old popular food vendor in Koko, Koko/Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
In an interview with Weekly Trust, the woman who is said to have donated the money to General Muhammadu Buhari when he visited Kebbi State revealed the real reason behind her generous donations.
Fati Ibrahim Talle-Tara described Buhari as patriotic and humble, which has made him her preferred candidate for the February 14 election.
“It is his patriotism, humility and honesty that make me support him. As I speak to you, I have assigned one of my sons to Kano to produce 300,000 posters for Buhari’s campaign. The posters are in Jega right now, ready for distribution,” the octogenarian said.
She confirmed that she has spent all her life savings which is about N2m to help the campaign of Buhari.
“I spend my money campaigning for him because everybody knows that he doesn’t have money to do so. I generate the money mostly from savings from my food-selling business which I’ve been doing for decades. It’s my life savings,” the woman told WeeklyTrust.
She also revealed that she has met with Buhari, describing the encounter as a fulfillment in her life.
“He was also excited when we met. Interestingly, my fathers’ name is Buhari, too. So, I will do everything for him like I would for my father,” She added.
Fati Ibrahim Talle-Tara also revealed that she met with the governor of Sokoto State Governor, Magatakarda Wamakko who gave her the sum of N1m.
She however said she would be taking the money back into Buhari’s campaign.
“My dream is to see a day that Buhari will win the election and be sworn into office. That day, I will slaughter a cow, cook plenty food and throw a big party. I have told them that I will declare free food at my shop for everybody including those in the town and villages to come and celebrate,” she added.
Talle-Tara who is originally from Jega, is a widow with 15 children and 15 grandchildren.