Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, has been funding his campaign with donations from Nigerians both at home and abroad in preparation for the 2023 general election.
The donations were made during a virtual fundraising event on Sunday called “Sowore Campaign Global Mega Fundraising.”
According to a Vanguard report, a UK-based Nigerian man, popular as Folyjesus was the first donor with 100 pounds, while N200,000 was donated by another man identified as Papzo.
Moyinoluwa, Oxley and Ikeche Anyawu donated N100,000 each. Chartered donated N20,000, Olubunmi donated N50,000, while Alex Adeniyi donated N10,000.
Durotimi Timis donated N25,000, Detoun gave N5,000 and Favour donated 50 Euros. Adeola and Solomon did not disclose the amounts of money of their donations.
Another foreign-based Nigerian, Kingmax Robin, donated $1,000 to Sowore.
Meanwhile, Sowore has expressed gratitude to the donors for their support.
He said, “I am so happy that while I was on the presidential townhall series, our compatriots were multitasking by watching and raising funds at the same time.
“Our goal is to put liberty on the ballot and we are determined to let the people own the race. I thank everyone who dropped their support for the genuine people-driven campaign leading to 2023,” he added.
These donations are coming in days after a young woman, Loretta Oladayo, started a N1m donation challenge to support the Sowore’s campaign.
Recall that Oladayo had taken to her Twitter handle to announce the challenge while showing the receipt of her N1m donation in a follow-up tweet.
She tweeted, “I’m donating N1m into Sowore’s presidential campaign; anyone wants to march this amount with me?”
“With Omoyele Sowore as President (in) 2023, there will be no motherless home.
“Patriotism for me is love for my country; (I) desperately want Nigeria to be a better place.”
“Initially catching cruise turns action by donating N1m to Omoyele Sowore presidential campaign. Screenshot below. I’m still looking for 10 comrades to match this amount with me. We must salvage this country from the rotten system because #WeCantContinueLikeThis. I’m investing in my future with Omoyele Sowore.”