All is set for the 2019 presidential race as President Muhammadu Buhari would be officially launching his campaign tagged “Next Level” today while the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will unveil its ‘People’s Policy’ document for its presidential candidat, Atiku Abubakar on tomorrow [Monday].
Also, the President may by Monday announce members of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Although the list of members of the Council was kept under wraps last night, our correspondent gathered that it may be chaired by the President who will be assisted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, co-chairman and governors as coordinators.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi retains his portfolio as the Director-General of the campaign.
This is coming as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today lift ban on campaign for 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Feb. 16, 2019.
A statement by Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC Director Of Voter Education and Publicity, yesterday in Abuja said that political parties which fielded candidates for both elections would commence campaigns across the country.
Buhari has adopted “Next Level” as the theme of his campaign in order to give Nigerians a peep of where he is taking the nation to in the next four years.
According to findings all APC governors have been invited to the launching of “Next Level” at the Presidential Villa by 4pm, the launch is being coordinated by the Vice President.
top source, who spoke in confidence with our correspondent, said: “Next level is the theme of President Buhari’s campaign. It is about the next set of ideas and programmes we are taking the country to.
Personal Assistant to the President, on New Media, Bashir Ahmad had earlier shared, retweeted lots of posts on the social media about the Next level campaign.
Meanwhile, PDP flag bearer will present his vision for Nigeria and his action plan to achieve it as encapsulated in his policy document. The document will promptly be uploaded on his website (www.atiku.org) for all Nigerians to access at no cost, a statement by the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation revealed yesterday.
“The decision of Atiku Abubakar to kick-start his Presidential campaign with the launch of his policy document is to reiterate his commitment to run an issue based campaign.
“The intention is to take our policy directly to Nigerians and to register the belief of Atiku that it will take the collective efforts of every Nigerian to rebuild the country.