OMOYELE Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and one of the presidential aspirants in the 2019 general election, says he will announce by mid July the political party on whose platform he will be contesting.
Of the many non-career politicians that is seeking to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, Sowore is the only one that is yet to announce his political party.
Speaking with Ejike Mbaka, controversial Catholic Priest from the Diocese of Enugu, on Tuesday, Sowore said he has been consulting and doing his underground work, and in two weeks, he will announce his party.
“We already have a party but we will name it in two weeks time – mid July,” Sowore assured Mbaka, adding, however, that he belongs to the party of the disenfrachised people of Nigeria.
“The rotational presidency of Nigeria is now the turn of zone 7 – the disenfranchised people of Nigeria,” he said.
Sowore admitted that he had campaigned vigorously for Buhari in 2015, as he had vowed that “over my dead body” will former President Goodluck Jonathan continue in office. But Sowore said he is now convinced that Buhari’s presidency has been the same, if not worse than Jonathan’s.
“We cannot reward Buhari with another four years in office,” he said.
“Every year Nigerians spend $2 billion in medical tourism to India (Mbaka cuts in, saying he had sponsored many people on such medical trips to treat kidney and liver infections and the likes).
“I don’t think there are more than two or three dialysis machine in the whole of Nigeria; a country of more than 180 million people.
“Nigerians are all over the world helping to make things work. Here in Washington, go to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), you will find Nigerians. Go to the Congress, you will find Nigerians working in various departments… but they don’t even have a home to return to in Nigeria.
“Politicians and religious leaders fly private jets, I’m surprised you don’t have one yourself,” Sowore said to Mbaka.
He assured that “when I become president of Nigeria” a lot of things will change for good.
Fela Durotoye and Kingsley Muoghalu are other non-career politicians running for the post of the Nigerian President in 2019.
While the former is running on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), the latter’s platform is the Young Peoples Party (YPP).