By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah
Marketing campaign posters of the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for President have flooded Abuja streets.
The posters additionally had the face of Mallam Nasir Elrufai, the Governor of Kaduna State because the working mate and Vice Presidential candidate.
One of many posters was titled “the Folks’s selection” whereas one other had the message “Right this moment will not be the very best, however tomorrow will likely be higher”. All of the posters present they’re being sponsored by the Nationwide Consolidation Motion however they didn’t have the brand of any political events.
Talking on the emergence of the posters, Doyin Anifowose who’s a political scientist stated the messages on the posters wowed Nigerians.
Dr. Anifowose additionally opined that any such transfer is typical of excessive finish marketing campaign technique the place a marketing campaign analysis group might check the acceptability of the candidate particularly within the temper the nation is in at the moment.
“The nation is in a low temper now with the occasions following the EndSARS protests and the large nationwide looting of palliative warehouses. The costs of products and specifically meals gadgets have skyrocketed within the markets therefore a marketing campaign group can really examine the acceptability of their principal.
“That is the very best temper to know what the folks really really feel about any aspirant and that the brand of their political not being on it’s to be current it as choose me not by my Occasion” Dr. Anifowose added.
He continued “Not utilizing the political social gathering emblem in a marketing campaign check corresponding to this might additionally assist a marketing campaign analysis group know if the aspirant is widespread sufficient to even go away the social gathering and contest the election on one other political social gathering platform as I consider their discipline officers could be on the streets sampling opinions of the folks and on points in regards to the aspirant.”
On the APC Nationwide Secretariat, most of the employees refused to talk to report however a couple of of those that spoke off digicam consider the pasting of posters presently for no matter political function was clearly an act of desperation, a violation of the nation’s electoral legal guidelines and able to distracting President Muhammadu Buhari from tackling the challenges going through the nation.
The posters presently is able to igniting extra political stress at a time the federal government is struggling to calm stress and resolve urgent wants.
Each Amaechi and Mallam Elrufai are members of the ruling APC. For the reason that return of the nation to democracy in 1999, Hon. Amaechi is among the only a few Nigerians who has not been out of political and public workplace. He was a member and Speaker of the Rivers State Home of Meeting from 1999 to 2007 after which he was sworn in as Governor of the State following his victory on the Supreme Courtroom which declared him because the rightful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Occasion and there eliminated Chief Celestine Omehia from workplace.
In 2014 he joined the All Progressives Congress with 4 different governors of the PDP and was appointed Minister of Transportation in 2015 following the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari on the polls. He was reappointed to the identical place for a second time period by President Muhammadu Buhari.
In each the 2015 and 2019 elections, Hon. Amechi served because the Director Normal of the President’s marketing campaign and is alleged to be one of many Ministers who’s extraordinarily near the President and has direct entry to him.
Through the battle to take away Comrade Adams Oshiomhole from workplace as APC Nationwide Chairman, many political watchers believed that Chibuike Amechi had a hand in it as Victor Giadom the arrow head within the combat and former assistant Secretary Normal of the social gathering who obtained the Courtroom order to be Appearing Nationwide Chairman summoned the NEC assembly had been the Nationwide Working Committee of the Occasion was sacked is a loyalist of the Hon. Minister. Additionally the Minister presided, because the chief of the Occasion within the South South, over a gathering held in Edo State had been leaders of the Occasion from the South South resolved that Oshiomhole was sacked from the Occasion and wouldn’t b their Chairman.
Ameachi is clearly one of many frontline aspirants for the nation’s high job although he has not publicly declared his curiosity for the job. Having Mallam Elrufai on the ticket makes it all of the extra formidable because the Kaduna Governor is massively widespread within the North and in addition wields numerous affect within the Occasion and within the Presidential Villa.