The candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) for the 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore, has generated $97,226 out of the $2m from a GoFundMe set up to raise funds for his campaign.
The amount was raised by 1,168 people in eight months, the site says.
Omoyele had told his audience that if 10,000 Nigerians and friends of Nigeria could each donate $200, the goal would be reached. However, the donations, so far, range from five dollars (lowest) to $650 (highest).
Sowore said he inaugurated the online platform “to raise funds via a clean, transparent and open manner.”
He wrote: “Nigerian People! Our goal is to raise $2 million via a clean, transparent and open manner in order to advance our movement and fund our election into the Presidency without the interference of Godfathers and Godmothers.”