Omoyele Sowore is a media entrepreneur and also the founder of Sahara Reporters. In an exclusive interview with Channels TV, Sowore has made known, the reasons he’s vying for the presidential seat in 2019.
It can be recalled that sometime ago, he openly declared his interest in running for the office of the President come 2019. Ever since then, he has kept his campaign alive online.
The former student union leader was posed with the question of why he thinks he could rule the country better.
Responding to questions about his ability to steer the country towards a better course, Sowore said that Nigerians have got a lot battling with self-esteem, so they believe you’re not the son of a governor or senator, you can’t run for a major post.
But that’s not the case for him, as he had been actively involved in the democratic transition in the country.
He further stated that he’s been active in fighting for the democratic development in Nigeria in the years of his Unionism, giving an instance where he solidly stood behind MKO Abiola as a 21-year-old.
The interviewer tried to point out a clear contrast between unionism and mainstream politics when Sowore said he hasn’t been a partisan politican until now.
He was quick to thrash out the proposition stating how he fought against third-term imposition by former Olusegun Obasanjo and how he shook off the cabal that were running the country when former president, Musa Yar’Adua was indisposed.
Questioning his profile and credentials, Omoyele Sowore said that he is more qualified than any of the current leaders; from his astuate qualities, to his educational background, he had to mention having a Masters degree in Public Administration from Columbia University upon graduating from the University of Lagos.
Sowore made the bold statement that he is more qualified than current leaders and would run the country better than them even in his sleep.