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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Afritop(m): 6:32pm On Feb 21, 2019
Sowore has sense. Unlike thieves and criminals who will donate, expecting the winner to bring NNPC as a present to them as a gift of appreciation.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by seangy4konji: 6:32pm On Feb 21, 2019
I would like a younger guy to win but the man power is not enough now. If he can do his home work after four years..first of all we need all thwnolsiwa who still occupy post in government and place of work to retire after 55-60 max to create room fornup coming orelse employment will continue. They do not want to retirw..how will kids get work.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by jaxxy(m): 6:32pm On Feb 21, 2019
And what’s he going to do with that now?? Even if raise more it’s meaningless to Apc/Pdp cos u lot have failed to do a simple thing by forming a coalition.


Stop all these unnecessary noise making pls.
Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by capitalzero: 6:33pm On Feb 21, 2019
sowore2019:
Oppression can be an insidious thing. It is not always the loud brutality of a military man on a “bloody civilian”. Sometimes, the “agbada” employs long-learned military techniques and “weaponizes” societal ills – fear, poverty, hunger, religious and tribal bias, and stereotypes – to much greater impact. Sowore For over 58 years, Nigerian politicians used these tactics to silence the Nigerian masses.

Wholesale rigging, thieving, murdering and destructiion at the very fabric of the nation while Nigerians were compensated with finger pointing and despondency. The oppression was so thorough that it quieted any dissenting voices, and turned Nigerians – renowned worldwide for their resilience and resourcefulness – into quivering cowards, grateful to just be alive to “see another day”, regardless of the untold hardships they were waking up to face. The centerpiece of this oppression is the “godfather”. By financing the election runs of major candidates, and determining who emerged via corrupt party primary processes, they ensured ready, steady access to the Nations coffers, pausing only to throw bones to the next candidate who promised to provide access to yet another cache of the “national cake”.

To truly complete the cycle of oppression, the average Nigerian was taught that this was the only way politics could be practiced. They took turns producing stooges, calling it “zoning”. They sponsored messages of division, employing details like “state of origin” and “political sharia” to divide Nigerians amongst ethnic and religious lines. Meanwhile these godfathers stayed united in their vision of raping, pillaging and looting Nigeria into nothingness, looking beyond any ethnic or religious lines to divvy up the country as they saw fit. Frank Condemns Magu, accuses EFCC as APC’s tool against opposition

Omoyele Sowore, the Presidential flag bearer of the African Action Congress (AAC) party, and his ‘Take It Back movement’ have systematically dispelled myths and fallacies perpetuated by the ruling class to hold Nigerians in a vice-like grip of corruption and fear. By running a crowd-funded presidential campaign, they have disrupted the status quo of Nigerian politics. They have also proven two things to be true, foretelling the end of “godfatherism” in Nigeria. You do not need Godfathers to finance a true campaign.

Perhaps the most crucial part of any political campaign is fundraising. After all, money is the bicycle with which the gospel is disseminated. Whoever raises the funds in a political campaign not only determines its trajectory, but the heart, soul, and complexion of the incoming government. This, to a large extent, is how godfathers have thrived. By injecting millions and billions of Naira – most of it stolen from government – into campaigns, they retained, and even expanded their influence. Many Nigerians acquiesced to this “reality”, thinking it impossible for ordinary Nigerians to fund a campaign.

Sowore and the AAC envisioned a campaign solely funded by the Nigerian people – a vision that was initially mocked. Their foresight has now been validated. On the eve of the 2019 elections, crowd funding for the campaign has reached an equivalent of 150 million naira! These are donations from Nigerians! Home and abroad, rich or poor, Muslim or Christian, some gave as little as 50 naira, while others gave as much as 1 million Naira.

All of it to sponsor their cries for freedom from looters, thieves, and yes – Godfathers. Nigerians can volunteer. Money, however, isn’t all that a campaign needs. Campaigns require different kinds of resources and skill sets. A successful campaign needs strategy and policy analysis and development; grassroots engagement; communication with electorate; logistics; security; and planning, amongst others. A significant portion of the resources of a campaign are typically spent on these activities. Sowore has run a world class campaign without the financial resources other parties would have thrown at these necessities. He did this by pooling remarkable staff from all over the world. Now, this too, can be achieved with money – lots of it.

The difference is that most in his campaign are volunteers, an almost alien concept in Nigerian politics and even everyday life. Beyond the monetary donations to the campaign, people have donated billions of naira’s worth of skills, resources and time. Many wonder how Sowore’s upstart presidential bid and a five-month old party could have catapulted into becoming the alternative to the two failed establishment parties. They need to look no further than the thousands of global experts his campaign has attracted, in areas as diverse as policy, as specialized as analytics, and as involving as political strategy. The Take-It-Back movement of people drawn from all around the world – within Nigeria and spanning every continent –birthing a true revolution of ideas. Nigerians are ready for true change. Perhaps the most telling indication of this new paradigm is the extent to which Nigerians claimed the campaign as their own. Beyond the official strategies implemented by the campaign, this organic movement saw Nigerians take full ownership of their politics.

Unprompted, they created jingles and flyers; eagerly, they engaged their fellow Nigerians on street corners and in public transport. These patriotic Nigerians stoutly defended their new-found hope to the hilt; refusing to return to the brainwashed days of APC and PDP. Godfathers have oppressed Nigerians by emphasizing money in politics. Bankrolling incompetent officials, sponsoring violence, vote-buying, etc. are all just pavestones on the way to situating thieving government officials to steal for them by proxy. By de-emphasizing the influence of money in politics, Omoyele Sowore and the AAC party have disrupted Nigerian politics, beginning with the ringing of the proverbial bell for the demise of the godfather.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Head, media and publicity
Sowore campaign organization/TakeItBack Movement

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/02/sowore-disrupts-godfatherism-politics-raises-n150m-from-public-donation-for-campaign/
150m cannot win governorship election in nigeria. Sowore is a scammer. He knows he cannot win presidential election without political structure.
Minority parties cannot win presidential election in advanced democracies

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by icebot: 6:34pm On Feb 21, 2019
It is obvious that Mr. Sowore will not win this election. However, anyone who wins should make Mr Sowore the EFCC chairman. We need someone like him in that position.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by VULCAN(m): 6:34pm On Feb 21, 2019
You sef you grab the format.

When you add this to what Tinubu padded him with........

Fesomu:
Smart guy. 150m is enough to take Sahara to the next level
Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Nobody: 6:36pm On Feb 21, 2019
Jestin:
I sincerely love this guy Sowore but for now, we can do it Atiku for just 4yrs then bring in Sowore.But for Buhari, it is a no no for me
You better erase the thought of Atiku from your mind. A reasonable youth should vote for this man

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Okuda(m): 6:40pm On Feb 21, 2019
asuustrike1:

You better erase the thought of Atiku from your mind. A reasonable youth should vote for this man

Buhari would first win before Sowore would win.
Atiku would first win before Sowore would win which makes it that Atiku or Buhari would come first or second... so why exsctly throw away that vote for Sowore who still has time on his hamds? anything to take Buhari out of Power is welcome development. moreso, we need to send folks a message.8years in not gusranteed. mess up amd you leave...
Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by micky22: 6:40pm On Feb 21, 2019
Nigerians please receive sense!
If you truly love Nigeria, let's unite & vote Omoyele Sowore AAC 2019.
For the peace of Nigeria. A word is enough for the wise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxk9mxURChw

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by omoharry(f): 6:43pm On Feb 21, 2019
royaldok:
I'd rather take this risk than repeat the mistake I made in 2015. I wish I could retract that vote. Only a fool will keep doing things the same way and expect different results. As for me and my family, Sowore gets our votes.
A vote for Sowore at this critical time in Nigeria is a no no for me.This is becos he does not have the structure on ground to win a national election...the very poor market men and women do not know who he is nor are the ordinary Aboki on the street ...Only some elite in the south west will mostly vote for him . A vote for sowore is a quick return of Buhari to back to power ..I cannot take such risk because if it happens that he returns only Gods know if half of our land won't be under the control of the Fulsni's.What we are experiencing now will be a child play ..let atiku come , not that he is a saint but becos he is presently the only one that has the muscle to unseat Buhari and win nation wide..at least we will still be alive to vote in Sowore on Maghalu in a less fanatical and divided Nigeria. But definately not now for me.its too risky to allow Buhari return so that the cabals can rule over Nigeria.as it is Buhari has demential and obviously out of touch with reality.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by lekbel09(m): 6:43pm On Feb 21, 2019
OVA200:
Only an illiterate will condemn this man and praise Buhari or Atiku because it is crystal clear that they are not half competent as this guy; he might not be the solution to our problem but he is a more credible candidate than those recycle old hags.


If sowore have only 1 vote in Nigeria don't doubt it it's mine; I will rather vote a competent, vibrant, energetic, confident, brave, courageous and educated man like sowore or I will rather watch Telemundo throughout Saturday.
likewise me,we need to stop recycling those old bastards

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by micky22: 6:45pm On Feb 21, 2019
Someone who wants to sell our oil & gas regulatory body, and grant amnesty to criminals is truly clueless and cannot be our president.
Choose wisely.
Vote Omoyele Sowore. AAC

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by ehisdan(m): 6:47pm On Feb 21, 2019
Even if Sowore will loose I am ready to waste my vote for him. The ones I have wasted on PDP and APC is enough let me waste it on someone else this time.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by micky22: 6:50pm On Feb 21, 2019
Says a pessimist.
Download AAC Party app and find out about the party structure and sowore's profile and history.
Your points simply show that you have never been following up with anticidents watch sowore on "the candidates" and get your senses corrected, and all your questions answered
omoharry:
A vote for Sowore at this critical time in Nigeria is a no no for me.this is becos he does not have the structure on ground to win a national election...the very poor market men and women do not know who he is nor are the ordinary male on the street do not know him..only some elite in the south west will mostly vote for him . A vote for sowore is a quick return of Buhari to back to power ..I cannot take such risk because if it happens that he returns only Gods know if half of our land won't be under the control of the Fulanis.What we are experiencing now will be a child play ..let atiku come , not he is a saint but becos he is presently the only one that has the muscle to unseat Buhari and win nation wide..at least we will still be alive to vote in Sowore on Maghalu in a less fanatical and divided Nigeria. But definately not now for me.its too risky to allow Buhari return so that the cabals can rule over Nigeria.as it is Buhari has demential and obviously out of touch with reality.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Adakintroy: 6:52pm On Feb 21, 2019
anochuko01:
...man should better be investing that money in 3 sure Odds on bet9ja ahead 2023 elections....

Them go DE talk beta thing una go DE clown.

That's why the country is a joke.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by BigBashiru: 6:53pm On Feb 21, 2019
micky22:
Says a pessimist.
Download AAC Party app and find out about the party structure and sowore's profile and history
Your points simply show that you have never been following up with Sowore, watch sowore on "the candidates" and get your senses corrected, and all your questions answered
Very well said. He has even more structures on ground namely:

1. 11 Governorship candidates from his party.
2. Vote monitoring app.
3. 150million in donations
4. More support from Nigerians than Atiku & Buhari combined.

Nigerians are the architects of their own failure.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Sheriman(m): 6:55pm On Feb 21, 2019
Legitimate Revolution is what Nigeria need to be free from this present Corrupt Political Ruling Class..

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by BigBashiru: 6:57pm On Feb 21, 2019
Sheriman:
Legitimate Revolution is what Nigeria need to be free from this present Corrupt Political Ruling Class..

Sowore has started the revolution. It's called the TAKE IT BACK movement. Will you play your part in this movement or will you leave it to gods or prayer?

Take responsibility for your future.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Okuda(m): 6:57pm On Feb 21, 2019
micky22:
Says a pessimist.
Download AAC Party app and find out about the party structure and sowore's profile and history.
Your points simply show that you have never been following up with anticidents watch sowore on "the candidates" and get your senses corrected, and all your questions answered

oga he don tell you truth but you choose to dey talk long tinz. a vote to remove Buhari the useless tryant from power is a vote for Atiku and only Atiku!

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by ajadematanle: 6:58pm On Feb 21, 2019
Stop telling lies,he only raised $164,355 which is equivalent to N59m on gofundme.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by BrainSanitizer: 7:01pm On Feb 21, 2019
And somebody expects me to read all this epistle. Lemmie kuku join the league of #Lazynigerianyoots.
Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by MIKOLOWISKA: 7:04pm On Feb 21, 2019
OVA200:
Only an illiterate will condemn this man and praise Buhari or Atiku because it is crystal clear that they are not half competent as this guy; he might not be the solution to our problem but he is a more credible candidate than those recycle old hags.
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If sowore have only 1 vote in Nigeria don't doubt it it's mine; I will rather vote a competent, vibrant, energetic, confident, brave, courageous and educated man like sowore or I will rather watch Telemundo throughout Saturday.
competence that cannot win his ward?

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by israelmao(m): 7:06pm On Feb 21, 2019
Sowore is intelligent and confident and I love him but this race is between APC and PDP,a fact that is incontrovertible.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Blinkers: 7:10pm On Feb 21, 2019
OVA200:
Only an illiterate will condemn this man and praise Buhari or Atiku because it is crystal clear that they are not half competent as this guy; he might not be the solution to our problem but he is a more credible candidate than those recycle old hags.


If sowore have only 1 vote in Nigeria don't doubt it it's mine; I will rather vote a competent, vibrant, energetic, confident, brave, courageous and educated man like sowore or I will rather watch Telemundo throughout Saturday.


I'm voting him on Saturday, despite all the odds against him and what cowardly critics would say to me.

All I know is that my conscience would be satisfied and my heart, at peace, not being a contributor to the system of political failures the major parties throw at us.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by OVA200(m): 7:12pm On Feb 21, 2019
MIKOLOWISKA:
competence that cannot win his ward?
Winning his ward is not my problem but choosing a better leader and satisfying my conscience, even if he can't win his ward he will have over 3 millions vote nationwide and that saying something for someone trying for the very first time.

People like you are one the reason we are still suffering in this country

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by BigBashiru: 7:13pm On Feb 21, 2019
OVA200:
Winning his ward is not my problem but choosing a better leader and satisfying my conscience, even if he can't win his ward he will have over 3 millions vote nationwide and that saying something for someone trying for the very first time.

People like you are one the reason we are still suffering in this country

Exactly. I will Vote Sowore which my conscience - after that I no go dey pity poor Nigerians again.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by Blinkers: 7:14pm On Feb 21, 2019
capitalzero:

150m cannot win governorship election in nigeria. Sowore is a scammer. He knows he cannot win presidential election without political structure.
Minority parties cannot win presidential election in advanced democracies

I hate hearing this recycled cliche typical with cowards.

I agree that Sowore may not stand a good chance of winning in a system filled with evil leaders and a coward citizenry, but what have the so-called majority parties achieved for you all, so far?

Don't get emotional and lash at me. Just sit down quietly and think about the question I just asked you.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by MIKOLOWISKA: 7:14pm On Feb 21, 2019
OVA200:
Winning his ward is not my problem but choosing a better leader and satisfying my conscience, even if he can't win his ward he will have over 3 millions vote nationwide and that saying something for someone trying for the very first time.

People like you are one the reason we are still suffering in this country
a loser is not a better leader. Just saying. A leader finds a way to make it work
Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by OVA200(m): 7:15pm On Feb 21, 2019
Blinkers:



I'm voting him on Saturday, despite all the odds against him and what cowardly critics would say to me.

All I know is that my conscience would be satisfied and my heart, at peace, not being a contributor to the system of political failures the major parties throw at us.
Believe me bro am voting on Saturday because of sowore and I will vote only him and go home because in only sowore I trust.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by OVA200(m): 7:17pm On Feb 21, 2019
Blinkers:



I'm voting him on Saturday, despite all the odds against him and what cowardly critics would say to me.

All I know is that my conscience would be satisfied and my heart, at peace, not being a contributor to the system of political failures the major parties throw at us.
Believe me bro am voting on Saturday because of sowore and after am done with that I will go my house and sleep, because in only sowore I trust.

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Re: Sowore Disrupts Godfatherism Politics, Raises N150m From Public Donation For Cam by BigBashiru: 7:19pm On Feb 21, 2019
OVA200:
Believe me bro am voting on Saturday because of sowore and I will vote only him and go home because in only sowore I trust.

Once i vote Sowore and if Buhari win God forbid & herdmen continue at least i will know I voted for a good leader and the people rejected him..so my conscience will be clear.

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