An online presidential primary election conducted by the Nigerian in diaspora under the platform of the European Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria was won by Omoyele Sowore with 81.3% of the total votes, this election took place on the YouTube channel of the group, the ECSDN Nelson M46664. The voters who were Nigerians in diaspora vote by commenting with the name of their choice candidate.
These is the break down of the vote according to the group:
Candidate name Party score
Omoyele Sowore AAC 81%
Muhammadu Buhari APC 1%
Atiku Abubakar PDP 2.8%
Kingsley Moghalu YPP 3.2%
David Esosa Ize-Iyamu BNPP 1.2%
Donald Duke SDP 1%
Oby Ezekwesili ACPN 1%
It should be noted that this is the first time that the Nigerian in diaspora are intervening in the political situation of the country, Nigerian in diaspora contribute a lot to the GDP of the country, and there are several Nigerian doing fantastically well all over the world, but the bad government in the land does not create the enabling environment for them to transport their influence to benefit the country, hence more and more brilliant and the best mind in Nigeria continued to leave the country to find expression for their potential anywhere the condition is conducive.
Now the hope of many Nigerian are high that this intervention will change Nigeria for the best.