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Omoyele Sowore

Founder of Sahara Reporters

Omoyele Sowore is a presidential candidate under the flag of African Action Congress. Sowore is the founder of Sahara Reporters a media news agency. His campaign mantra ”Take it back”, is his own way of taking power from the two parties that have ruled Nigeria since the return to civil rule in 1999 A and giving that power to the youths.

Resume in Brief

AGE: 47 Years (Born 16 February 1971 in Ondo)

POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS: African Action Congress (AAC)

RUNNING MATE: Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, fellow West African college of physicians Jigawa state and born on July 1976

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MSc in Public Administration from Columbia University
  • BSc in Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos (1989 to 1995)had two years extension due to expulsion for political activism).

BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS:

  • Founder of Online news agency, Sahara Reporters

FAMILY LIFE: N/A

Promises (2019)

(Promises are grouped into the thematic area’s economy, infrastructure, health, education. Security and political inclusions for all candidates)

Economy:

  • Employ people in the technological innovation industry
  • Employ at least 5 million Nigerians and give N100,000,00 payment to youth corp members
  • Increase workers salary by N100,000.

Education:

  • Declare a state of emergency on education.
  • Will not increase school fees for higher education.

Security:

  • Introduce police scanner so no one can verify the badge of the police officer.

Infrastructure:

  • At least 24 hours of electricity 7 days a week through solar energy which will generate 4500 megawatts of electricity.
  • Dualise major carriageways in the six geopolitical zones.
  • Make Nigeria a digital hub of Africa where the technology that drives the entire African region or Sub-Saharan Africa emanates from it.

Healthcare:

  • Provide a universal healthcare system.

In The News

  • Nigeria will export marijuana if I become president, says Sowore – www.thecable.ng
  • 2019: Sowore’s AAC protests exclusion from the presidential debate –  www.premiumtimesng.com

Recent Fact Checks

  • Does the Senate spend N1 trillion annually as alleged by Sowore? – icirnigeria.org