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Know Your Candidate: Omoyele Sowore - AAC

All you need to know about Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) for the 2019 Nigeria elections

Omoyele Sowore is the Publisher, Sahara Reporters / Photo credit: Posterity Media
Omoyele Sowore is the Publisher, Sahara Reporters / Photo credit: Posterity Media

Omoyele Sowore - African Action Congress (AAC)

Date of Birth: 16 February 1971

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, University of Lagos, 1995
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Columbia University
  • Publisher, Sahara Reporters

Policy positions

Security:
He plans to leverage on intelligence from neighbouring countries and the global intelligence for anti-terror cooperation.

Economy:
He plans to develop human capital, tap on natural resources and invest in agriculture to create jobs.

Health:
He promises to provide affordable access to healthcare.

Corruption:
He wants to curb corruption by using technology to limit access to cash. He believes a more advanced and transparent financial system will help reduce corruption.

Strength

He has built a reputation as a rights activist and, through his media organization, he has exposed corruption in high places.

Weakness

He has limited political structure and lacks experience in politics or governance.

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