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Politics of Friday, 12 August 2022


Funny campaign promises made by Tinubu, Sowore others ahead of 2023

Nigeria's election is arguably the most observed electoral process due to the influence the country wields on the continent.

Over the years, nations and some of the world's biggest business conglomerates have had cause to monitor, support and even participate in the process for various reasons.

Nigeria is one of the largest oil producers in the world while it possesses some of the brightest human capital worldwide.

The 2024 election is highly anticipated and will be different from the other elections held from 1999 to date.

The rivalry between Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has added an interesting twist to the polls.

The Labour Party's Peter Obi has shown he has the might to battle the two stalwarts as his popularity amongst millennials wax strong.

The issues affecting Nigerians worsen daily as the number of politicians contesting in the elections in February 2023 continues to increase. One thing Nigerians will look forward to is how these men will confront the issues plaguing the country while proferring solutions to them.

On the light side, MyNigeria takes a look at funny campaign promises by presidential aspirants.

Hamza Al- Mustapha

Retired Major Hamza Al Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha clinched the Action Alliance (AA) presidential ticket for the 2023 general elections.

Amongst other things, Mustapha said he doesn’t plan to stay in Aso Rock if elected president. He plans to spend weekends and holidays inside Sambisa Forest battling Boko Haram terrorists.

Owoyele Sowore

Sowore, a known critic of the Buhari administration and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) said at a campaign that he will convert the state house into a hospital for ordinary Nigerians.

He isn't keen on staying at the presidential residence if he wins the elections.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress plans to recruit millions of youth into the Armed Forces. He sees this as a masterplan to solve the plague of unemployment in Nigeria.

Dumebi Kachikwu

The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu, says he will cancel medical tourism for leaders. According to him, he will launch a National Patriot Act that levels the playing field for everyone in Nigeria.

He plans to block politicians from using private or foreign medical services or even generators or boreholes in their homes. He also plans to block them from sponsoring private or foreign education for their children.

Prince Adewole Adebayo

For Prince, his goal is simple. He plans to create 30 million jobs or unemployed Nigerians. He is the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).