Seun Onigbide, the co-founder and CEO of BudgIT, a Nigerian civic tech organisation, and other Nigerians have made known their intentions to support the presidential campaign of former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi.
Peter Obi had taken to the microblogging site, to declared that he will be running for the office of the president in the 2023 general elections if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) picks its candidate from southern Nigeria.
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“Yes, I will step into the field to contest for the opportunity to serve this great country as President if my party, the PDP zones the ticket to the south. But if it is thrown open, Nigerians will also hear from me”, Obi tweeted.
Onigbide then also took Twitter to suggest raising ₦10 billion through crowdfunding for his campaign.
“A ₦10bn GoFundMe for Peter Obi will be [a] great starter for those who want [to] crowdsource Nigeria’s next leader,” Onigbinde tweeted on Tuesday. “This will change the dynamics with the space hijacked by moneybags.”
This thought happened to also be in the minds of others social media users who also showed interest.
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