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APC set to roll out campaign plans

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Akin Olayemi

As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officially lifts the ban it placed on campaign on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will roll out its campaign plans within the next one week.

Subsequent to this, Buhari Media Organisation will kick off its campaign with what the organisation tagged the Buhari Connect which is meant to showcase the achievements of the President in the last three and half years.

Reacting to the lifting of ban by INEC, APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu said it does not make it mandatory that parties should commence Campaign immediately as they cannot determined for the parties when to start their campaigns.

He said “campaigns are not starting tomorrow (Sunday). What has happened is that the ban on Campaign is officially lifted and parties are now free to begin their campaigns. You know, INEC can tell you when not to Campaign, but they cannot determine for you when to start.

“They have lifted the ban and parties are now free to go out there and openly campaign for the elections. Within the next one week, we will roll out our campaign plans”.

The party and the Campaign Organisation were yet to constitute a formal campaign Organisation as at Saturday, November, 17 to carry on with the Campaign.

Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman

But the Buhari Media Organisation(BMO), one of the President’s support groups said it has lined up an open-air event to kick start the campaign on Sunday 18th November 2018 at the Unity Fountain, Abuja where it intend to highlight and promote the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The show, with the theme, ‘BUHARICONNECT’ and the slogan ‘’THE PEOPLES PRESIDENT’’, it said will attract Ministers, Governors and other top echelon of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

A statement signed by the Secretary on the Organisation Cassidy Madueke said the Variety  show will also be an opportunity to highlight the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, with testimonials from the beneficiaries of the administration’s Social Investment Programmes, including poverty alleviation, school feeding, Tradermoni, women empowerment, Anchor Borrowers and cash transfer programme.

The show will also feature appearances by political leaders and top government officials at the event which kicks up at 1pm on Sunday 18th November 2018.

 

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