Fred Ezeh, Abuja
Wife of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Titi Abubukar, has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to intensify action on voter education so that Nigerians could be well guided on how to cast their vote.
She also challenged civil society organisations, the media and several Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign support groups to embark on grassroots mobilisation and education, to enlighten Nigerians on the importance of the forthcoming elections and the need to deeply participate in it.
The wife of the former vice president, who was represented by Blessing Egbera, gave the charge, in Abuja, on Wednesday, at a national summit organised by the Atiku Change the Change Group with the theme: ‘Changing the Narrative in Our Political Culture for Electioneering in Nigeria.’
She reminded members that rhetoric would not win votes but a well mapped out strategy.
Mrs. Atiku also encouraged them to engage in robust enlightenment campaign and education drive across board particularly in local communities using different languages.
Her words, ‘’There are clear indications that voter education and enlightenment at the grassroots level are still poor.
“I therefore challenge all coordinators and national chairman to ensure the enlightenment campaigns cut across the 36 states of the federation.
‘’I appreciated your efforts which helped in ensuring Atiku’s emergence as the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in Port Harcourt.’’
Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of the group, Kenechukwu Nwadinobi, in his remarks, told members from across the states that the forthcoming election would be a unique opportunity for the PDP to rescue Nigeria from the ineptitude of APC administration through the ballot.
He decried that rather than expanding the rich value system of the nation through sustainable government programmes and policies, Nigeria was being subjected to a strange socioeconomic and political phenomena including insecurity and unemployment.