As part of efforts to sterm the influence of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other opposition parties ahead of the general election, coalition of political stakeholders and groups across the country are set to unveil a massive grassroots campaign platform for the reelection of President Mohammadu Buhari.
Feelers from the group who does not want his name in print said the stakeholders which includes former governor, deputy governors, former national chairman of Alliance for Democracy (AD) and some political office holder with backing from some Private sector chieftains, are working to ensure that Nigerians vote for President Buhari
He said platform already perfected to unveil the massive grassroots Campaign Platform soon is being coordinated by some professionals CSOs, Human Rights Activists with well funding stature from top politicians drawn from within and outside the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
According to the source, the mandate of the group will be to mobilise Nigerians across the civil society organisations, professional bodies, faith based organizations and other political parties from all the states of the federation for the President.
Also, he said the group is currently recruiting independent volunteers across all polling units in the country, to serve as canvassers for President Buhari, premising their support on the massive achievements recorded in the areas of the fight against corruption, infrastructural transformation, Human Rights, which it said climaxed with the administration’s recognition of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola.
He however explained that it is not clear if the new group has the backing of the Presidential Vila, adding that the glamour and the steam of the campaign dominated mostly by the human rights activists from across the states with some APC and PDP Governors suggests that they meant business and will make it a grassroots base.
“No date has been fixed for the debut, it was gathered in Abuja that the steam of work to be done to check the fast moving opposition PDP might have given birth to this new group.
“The president who has already kicked off his campaign in a few states, need more hands to cover the remaining states which could require at least two states per day before the official close of electioneering campaign as contain in the electoral guidelines by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
“Besides, former and serving Political office holders, Media practitioners and Civil Society actors are not left out as they are presently making contacts Nationwide, ahead of the official launch of the group,” he said