Nollywood veterans, Patience Ozokwo, Mr Ibu, and Alex Osifo, have thrown their weight behind the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in the 2023 general elections.
The veterans, alongside a support group, 40Million Ballots Movement, on Monday unveiled a donation campaign to support Obi and his running mate, Baba-Ahmed Datti, ahead of the elections.
In an event in Lagos State, the movement officially kick-started the political donor fundraising in collaboration with Celebrities for Peter Obi.
The event, which had in attendance many Nollywood actors, actresses, singers, comedians and other celebrities in the entertainment industry, also featured several support groups for the presidential ambition of Obi.
The group convener, Mr Kennedy Iyere, described the initiative as a youth-driven 2023 ballot revolution.
He said it was meant to raise funds for the actualisation of Obi’s presidential bid.
Iyere noted that the fundraising was to sustain the momentum and mobilise campaigns supporting Obi in the forthcoming general elections.
The convener said, “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.
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