Oby Ezekwesili seeks presidential campaign funds from the electorate.
· Group organises 40-day prayers for Buhari’s re-election
Former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, yesterday urged the Nigerian electorate to donate and support her bid for the country’s presidency in next year’s general elections.
Ezekwesili, who is a co-founder of the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ movement, explained that the donation, which would empower her to pursue good governance, would enable her to build structures that “delivers the #NewNigeriaOfOurDream for you and your children.”
She posted a ‘fund me page’ on her verified Twitter account @obyezeks, with an account number where Nigerians could make contributions to finance her campaign.
It revealed that the funds will be needed within five days and would be used for mobilising Nigerian voters to engage in the electoral process, vote and ensure that their votes count.
It further stated that donating to the fund would convey the strongest message that citizens were ready to place their money collectively to rescue the country from bad politics, bad leadership, bad governance, governance failure, avoidable deaths, poverty, joblessness, misery, and hopelessness.
Ezekwesili, who seeks to be Nigeria’s first female president, recently emerged the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).
Meanwhile, a gathering of Christian Clerics and various religious faithful yesterday launched a 40-day prayer session for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019 and for lasting peace and security in the country.
The group, which gathered under the aegis of the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP) said the 40-day prayers tagged: Buhari Shall Come Back in 2019, was organized to commit the country into the hands of God as the nation prepares for the next general elections.
Convener of the prayer session, Bishop Sunday Garuba, said before President Buhari assumed leadership of the country, it was on the brink of collapse, adding that Nigerians suffered a lot before God sent him (Buhari) to rescue the nation.