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2023 Election: Nigeria At a Crossroad

The countdown to the 2023 presidential elections has five months left, and the tension is rising.

This election may be among the most challenging for many Nigerians, particularly given the calibre of candidates running for office from each party.

Although, various parties have elected candidates who they believe are capable of rescuing the nation from its current plight, and possess the capacity, ability, understanding of the issues, integrity, courage, and love of country and people.

The names that persist in the mouth and minds of Nigerians are; APC’s Bola Tinubu, Labour Party’s Peter Obi, and PDP’s Atiku Abubakar.

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A cross-section of young Nigerians has expressed their displeasure at the two major political parties, PDP and APC, for choosing former Vice President Abubakar Atiku and a prominent political godfather, APC Leader and former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as respective flagbearers.

The youths have consistently mounted a strategic offensive to make Nigerians take to the poll and vote Peter Obi as their choice.


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They believe this is the only way to defeat an establishment with solid political structures that have won countless elections especially when there is political apathy.

According to Battabox sources, several viral videos and messages on social media have revealed that thousands of youths across the country mobilized themselves to get their PVCs (Permanent Voters Cards) in support of the Labour Party candidate.

Online platforms also debate across online forums on what is the best strategy to deliver what will be the greatest upset in Nigerian politics.

Ideas are all under various stages of consideration by some of the volunteers around how to use electronic and analogue media to reach a wider audience.

The ideas include breaking language and religious barriers, grassroots door-to-door campaigning, volunteering and even shaping the appeal of Peter Obi as a candidate for not just the South by the Northern Part of the country.

Atiku and Tinubu Campaign Strategies So Far

Arguably the candidates to beat, Abubakar Atiku and Bola Ahmed Tinubu have also carried out campaign strategies to prove their stance as the leading political parties in the country.

Beyond utilising the digital media campaign machinery, and images, both flagbearers have met influential Nigerians across the country.

A video showed Bola Tinubu visiting a number of his opponents in the APC presidential primaries. This shows how hard he is working to build his alliances.

He even paid a visit to the vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo whom many had speculated he would resent.


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He was also seen in a video with the respected billionaire businessman, Alhaji Dantata.

Tinubu’s surrogates were also spotted sharing the BAT administration’s economic, security, and social policies even though they were debunked as his original manifestos.

PDP’s Atiku has also had an alliance-building meeting with ex-PDP ministers and ex-party governors.

He met with current governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), most of whom were his opponents in the primaries.

The PDP presidential candidate also met with some “Igbo entrepreneurs”. Although, the notable ones were missing in the image shared on his social media handle.

See list of all presidential candidates below: