2019: GoFundMe Restores Sowore’s $2 Million Fundraiser
The presidential bid of the the publisher of the popular news website, Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, which suffered a setback on Tuesday, has been restored.
GoFundMe has lifted all restrictions on his ‘Take Back Nigeria Movement’ fundraising appeal, roughly 24 hours after suspending the campaign for undisclosed reasons.
The account was restored after its creator, Sowore, escalated a complaint to executives of the fundraising platform, imploring them to examine his public record as a well known social action organiser and media practitioner.
Sowore’s account, which was opened on Tuesday, was suspended after it started recording a deluge of donations.
Sowore is seeking up to $2 million through the crowdfunding channel towards his 2019 bid to become Nigeria’s next president.
He said GoFundMe gave no reasons for suspending the fundraising drive on Wednesday, saying his political detractors were miffed by its success and flagged it as a suspicious cause.
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