Omoyele Sowore

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.

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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.”