2019 Elections: Nigerians Admonished To Engage Political Parties, Candidates On Manifestos
Eligible voters on queue for accreditation at a recent election
The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria has admonished Nigerians to engage political parties and their candidates on their programmes ahead of 2019 general elections.
The party’s National Chairman Alhaji Ganiyu Galadimawa, gave the charge in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
According to him, the attempt by the electorate to make the parties and their candidates to explain how they would implement their programmes and manifestos would ensure that Nigerians derive true democracy dividends.
Galadimawa said his party had officially presented its manifesto to the public for easy reading and assimilation.
He advised electorate not to allow themselves to be influenced or bought over by politicians, adding that they should be guided by their conscience and the manifesto of political parties and the character and antecedents of the candidates.
He described political party’s manifesto as a “covenant” between the candidates and the electorate, saying it comprises the objective, vision and agenda of a particular party to improve their living conditions in specific sectors if voted into power.
“It is a public declaration of objectives and policies of a political party or a candidate,”Galadimawa said.
He stressed the need for political parties in the country to present to the people a concise instrument of engagement in form of workable document for the electorate to monitor performance of elected public officers.