Omoyele Sowore Releases Detailed Financial Report of 2023 Presidential Campaign, Calls for Transparency from Opponents

Omoyele Sowore Releases Detailed Financial Report of 2023 Presidential Campaign, Calls for Transparency from Opponents

…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media. The African Action Congress (AAC) presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections, Omoyele Sowore, has made public the comprehensive report on his campaign’s financial inflow and outflow.

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In a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Femi Adeyeye, the Sowore Political Action Committee (SPAC) revealed the final breakdown of campaign donations, funding sources, and expenditures.

Additionally, Adeyeye challenged all opposition candidates who participated in the elections to disclose their campaign financing and expenses.

Financial Summary:

Adeyeye shared that the SPAC had diligently compiled and disclosed the financial details of the 2023 Presidential election campaign.

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The summary revealed that the Gross Inflows during the period amounted to N40,146,674.53, while personal funding contributed N1,805,000 towards campaign expenses.

The total payments made during the electioneering phase were N40,193,546.03.

Transparency and Accountability:

Acknowledging the significant contributions beyond monetary resources, Adeyeye expressed gratitude towards Nigerians who dedicated their time, support, and unwavering commitment to the campaign.

He emphasized that the SPAC’s release of financial information aligned with the best campaign practices, promoting transparency and accountability.

Challenging Other Candidates:

In a bold move, the Campaign Organisation seized the opportunity to challenge other presidential candidates, including the incumbent, to disclose their campaign financials, provided they maintained any records at all.

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They expressed hope that those who sought public donations during the campaign season would also reveal the extent of contributions received from campaign donors across Nigeria and beyond.

Leadership Recruitment and Transparency:

The Campaign Organisation firmly believed that a transparent and accountable leadership recruitment process in Nigeria could not be achieved if candidates concealed their campaign spending.

They argued that individuals unable to maintain proper records of campaign expenses and transparently account for their expenditures were ill-suited to effectively govern a country like Nigeria.

Conclusion:

Omoyele Sowore’s presidential campaign has taken a commendable step by releasing the final detailed account of its campaign revenue and expenditure.

By adhering to best campaign practices and advocating for transparency, they have set an example for other candidates to follow.

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The call for financial disclosure and the promotion of accountability in the electoral process reflects the campaign’s commitment to a cleaner and more responsible leadership recruitment process in Nigeria.

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