Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Candidate ofAfrican Action Congress (AAC)


Omoyele Sowore was born on February 16, 1971 (age 47). He studied Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos from 1989 to 1995, with his academic program extended by two extra years after being expelled twice for student activism. He was the President of the University of Lagos Student Union Government between 1992 and 1994. Sowore holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbia University. In 1989, he took part in the student demonstrations protesting the conditions of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. Omoyele was also involved in the demand for democratic government to take over military rule in 1993. Sowore started Sahara Reporters in 2006.

Moving Nigeria forward: A manifesto for growth and prosperity

Comrade Omoyole Sowore plan for driving growth and prosperity in Nigeria is stemmed on three strategic pillars;

  • Enhancing National Security
  • Promoting Sustainable Growth;
  • Enabling Self Sufficiency

Our Mandate

In the spate of a single term in office, Omoyele Sowore aims to achieve the following;

  • Expand economic growth and create 5 million new jobs across various sectors
  • Expand Nigeria’s power generation and transmission infrastructure to provide an additional 17,000 MW of energy
  • Expand Nigeria’s road and rail infrastructure to unleash productivity and growth
  • Enhance health care access for all Nigerians with Universal Basic Health Coverage
  • Provide access to affordable housing for 17 million Nigerian Households
  • Pay Workers and Youth Corpers a living wage by establishing a Federal Minimum Wage of N100,000