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Nollywood stars support Peter Obi, start fundraiser 

Entertainers show faith in Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi



Precious Yusuf

Nollywood stars,Patience Ozokwo, Mr Ibu, and Alex Osifo, have endorsed the Labour Party(LP) candidate, Peter Obi. 

Alongside with a support group,40Million Ballots Movemwnt,  the veterans have kickstarted a donation campaign that was unveiled on Monday, October 3rd. 

Their aim was to support the presidential candidate and his running mate, Baba-Ahmed Datti, as the elections approach. 

Celebrities were in attendance at the unveiling of the donation in Lagos for the political aspirant.  There were many stars of the entertainment industry to show that they were solidly behind the LP candidate. 

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, Kennedy Iyere, said this was a youth driven step to revolutionize the 2023 elections. 

“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,” he explained how the donations would be done. 

“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,” he said that the interest of the suppport group was just to make sure that the candidate concentrated on winning the election. 

He said the need for the money was to make sure that if other politicians wanted to use money as a show of strength, the LP candidate would be able to meet them on equal grounds. 

“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.”

“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 said. 

He expressed hopes that Nigerians and non-Nigerians would contribute to the funds to help Obi. 

Patience Ozokwor said that the donation would not only help the youths now but will also go a long way in shaping the future for the unborn children. 

“We want anybody that loves Nigeria and wants everything good for Nigeria to please donate no matter how small. Children, youths and God want Obi.We have seen that Obi as a former governor is prudent with public fund and used same judiciously. He has credibility. We want him to come and change things and mend things,” she said. 

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