Election campaigning is underway in Nigeria, and political parties and their presidential candidates have until February 23 to convince Nigerians to vote for them.
The People’s Democratic Party is gearing up to Flag-off its campaign on Monday despite the cracks in the party, but the the campaigns of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition Labor Party are in full swing.
The presidential candidates will be seeking to convince 96.3 million voters why they deserve to succeed President Mohammed Buhari at Aso Rock from May 29, 2023.
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives People Congress Aiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu who addressed Nigerians upon his return from London where he went for a vacation said Nigerians should expect a very intelligent approach to campaigning in their ability to perform.
Spokesman and strategic directorate of the City Boy Movement, Dr Hassan Sadiq
speaking on the level of preparedness of the APC on TVC Standpoint on Saturday with Ibrahim Shitta said the party is ever ready and well very well prepared.
“It is not the first who goes to the market that matter, it is what are you bringing to the table that matters most.
“But the APC as party is ready to hit the ground running since the INEC has already lifted ban on campaign.
“We are ready and we are ground and soon all the activities will be unveiled and you will see how we’re going to match into the cities, the states for the apprenticeship candidate.
On issues of insecurity currently bedeviling the nation and what the party will be campaigning on, Dr Sadiq stated that as a security strategic expert, Nigeria as a country is still an emerging nation where there are lots of challenges.
He noted that while the current administration is still trying its best to face the situation, the incoming government would look at how to tackle tackle issues one after the other as they come, security, economy and the youths.
Dr Sadiq said with Nigeria as an emerging nation, issues are bound to happen but what matters most is how you are ready and prepared to solve it.
“Currently the government is doing their best and we hope that the incoming government will be able to do more and add value to what already has been achieved.
” Nigerians should understand that as a nation, we’re an emerging nation, there’s a lot of challenges. But what matters most is the government’s ability to confront these issues and the ideas, knowledge to solve them one after the other as they arise.
Speaking on the issue of the party’s manifesto which is yet to be published, Dr Sadiq said it would be officially launched. He noted that the party is well aware of the current challenges the country is facing which will be tackled one after the other.
“There are a lot of documents that in the next few weeks, it will be in the public space that people can now see and ask questions about it.
On galvanising the youths in the next general election, Dr Sadiq stated that youths are an integral parts of the Bola Tinubu/Shettima candidacy.
“There are a lot of things for the youth in terms of innovative ideas and for using our human capital development and all our resources to make sure there’s a platform for the youth to grow the genuity them.
“If Asiwaju becomes the president, there will be a lot of programme for youth development in terms of long economic strategy and short economic strategy that will create foundations for every youth who has ideas to bring to the table.
Speaking on the internal wrangling in the party, the strategic director and city boy movement spokesperson stated that in politics, sometimes you disagree to agree.
“Despite what is happening in the party, we are still one big family.
“The party will address all issues, the party is united, and we are all in support of the victory that we hope to achieve in 2023.
Speaking on the issue of Asiwaju’s state of health that were making rounds on social media, Dr Saqiq said the APC presidential was very fit and healthy.
According to him ” what people are saying is just mischief to mislead the people on social media and other places.