Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) today blows the kick off whistle for the 2023 general elections campaigns in line with its scheduled timetable.
Campaigns for the next year’s general elections, including the Presidential and National Assembly elections will now officially take off in earnest.
In an already charged and frenzied political atmosphere and extremely polarized nation, currently battling insecurity in all fronts coupled with economic challenges, it is expected that drums for the elections will sound louder than witnessed in previous polls as Nigerians become more concious of the happenings in their political environment, especially in the last few months.
There is a high unemployment rate, worsening poverty level, escalating insecurity, and rising debt burden fuelling dismay in Nigeria.
It is therefore expected that political parties ’ candidates will provide credible, practicable and pragmatic solutions to the challenges bedeviling the nation’s economy and security.
Nigeria deserves the best this time. No doubt, they will express their resolve, anger and frustration at the polls next year.
The 2023 campaigns would not be business as usual; it’s going to be issues based rather than a cacophony of expired fairy tales.
Political parties’ candidates would be confronted with burning questions that require honest answers to Nigerians who are now better informed and politically sensitized.
Nigerians will be more concerned about candidates antecedents, their policy programmes and party’s achievements to make their choices.