According to ThisDay, the aim is to launch a crowdfunding page in the coming days with a goal of raising $150 million from Obi’s supporters in the diaspora and N100 billion from those in Nigeria.
According to ThisDay, one of the people overseeing the process stated on Tuesday that they are aiming for small contributions from supporters, primarily from the grassroots, to assist the LP establish more structures across the country.
The effort is claimed to be pushed by young enthusiastic Nigerians in the technology industry who are creating waves and yearning for fresh leadership at the helm of the country’s affairs.
“They are forming tiny committees and groups to contribute small amounts in a massive effort to help Obi’s Campaign create structure and presence across the country.” While some of their parents support the PDP or the APC, they are pulling for Peter Obi,” a source involved in the conversation told ThisDay.
The presidential campaign for the February 25, 2023 election will formally begin on September 28, 2022.
Obi, who was in California yesterday, is going on a global tour to meet with his fans in Canada, Germany, London, Rome, and the United States, where it is predicted that he will raise a significant portion of the election finances.
“With that amount of money, he would be able to create infrastructure for the Labour Party across the country and become a strong opponent and threat to other candidates in the 2023 election,” the source said.