The Obidient Movement and some celebrities in Nigeria, under the aegis of 40Million Ballots Movement, on Monday launched ‘Fund40MB Donation Campaign’, to support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, for the 2023 presidential election.
The Obidient Movement in collaboration with Celebrities for Peter Obi (CEPO) in Lagos, commenced the donor fundraising for financing the campaign and election of Peter Obi, and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed in the 2023 general elections, which had several Nollywood actors, actresses, singers, comedians and other celebrities in entertainment industry, in attendance, including many support groups.
The Convener of the ‘Fund40MB Donation Campaign’, Kennedy Iyere, said that the initiative was a youth-driven 2023 ballot revolution, to raise fund for the success of Obi and Datti.
Iyere stated that the fundraising is to sustain the momentum and mobilization campaigns for Obi.
According to the convener: “We don’t want money to be an issue. The determination is in young people to take back their country and rescue Nigeria from the precipice.
“This is what Fund40MB is all about. An account has been created for the donation for campaigns to raise money worldwide for the various support groups of Peter Obi to carry out rural sensitisation, door to door campaigns and other programmes.
“This is independent of Peter Obi and the Labour Party. We are financing every interest group that will work for democracy and a democratic transition in favour of Peter Obi.
“The funds we are also going to raise through this medium shall be used to fight rigging, violence and all forms of malpractice. That’s why the FUND40MB Donation Campaign has been kicked started today.”
Iyere noted that the fundraising will confront politicians who want to use money as strength, to fight the will of God’s purpose in Peter Obi, saying that the youth have risen from their sleep to take back their nation in 2023.
The Convener said that politicians have weaponised poverty to remain relevant and perpetuate their continuous stay in power, but this time can no longer seduce the nigerian youths with money on election days.
Iyere declared: “When youths have risen up, anything is possible. The youth are ready to take back their nation. The time for Nigeria’s political redemption is now.
“Nigeria has just one upward option, and that is the youth revolution. Peter Obi is no longer himself, he has become a global phenomenon.
“2023 is going to be a very peculiar election with two players-masses against the elites, and the masses must win the game.”
He expressed optimism that Nigerians and non-Nigerians would contribute for the funding of Obi campaigns.