BudgIT co-founder suggests ₦10 billion crowdfunding for Peter Obi

The co-founder and CEO of BudgIT, Seun Onigbide has suggested raising ₦10 billion through crowdfunding for the presidential campaign of former Anambra State governor Peter Obi.

Although Peter Obi has not formally declared for the presidency, he has, however, said he would be willing to contest if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) decides to pick its candidate from southern Nigeria.

Onigbinde said crowdfunding a Peter Obi campaign will change the “dynamics” of Nigeria’s heavily moneyed politics.

“A ₦10bn GoFundMe for Peter Obi will be [a] great starter for those who want [to] crowdsource Nigeria’s next leader,” Onigbinde tweeted on Tuesday. “This will change the dynamics with the space hijacked by moneybags.”

Onigbinde’s tweet has gained over four thousand likes as of press time as many of his followers supported the idea. However, the idea of crowdfunding Obi’s campaign did not appeal to some.

The PDP has not publicly decided to pick its candidate from any part of Nigeria. But some of its most popular candidates are from the North.