Political campaigns of parties are heightening and the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) is set to officially flag off its presidential campaign on Monday, January 7, 2019 in the Federal Capital Territory.

The commencement of campaign announcement was contained in a press statement issued on Sunday morning by the media team of the party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili.

According to the statement, supporters of the ACPN presidential candidate will also embark on a walk in seven states - Adamawa, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Kano and Kwara.

The ACPN presidential candidate, Dr. Ezekwesili, would flag off her #HOPE2019 campaign with her running mate,  Abdulganiyu Galadima, at 12 noon on the same day.

Ezekwesili had said that her Presidential Campaign had been described “as a political disruption because it places citizens and not politicians at the centre of the political process".

The vision of the ACPN campaign is to mobilise citizens to displace the old political order and fix the age-long political leadership crisis of Nigeria, the party said.

The statement read: "Ezekwesili is generally regarded as the front-line credible challenger to the candidates of the two dominant parties - President Muhammadu Buhariof All Progressives Congress; and former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku. 

"She has positioned her presidential campaign as a citizens' movement to“rescue Nigeria from old order politicians who have failed the country and people ever too often".

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The statement also said that "consistent with ACPN’s citizens-centred approach, for the official flag-off, Ezekwesili and her running mate were leading their party faithfuls to Karu and Nyanya - suburb towns in the Federal Capital Territory.

The venue of the political campaign is Cotland Gardenin Karu, Abuja - located opposite the Emir’s palace in Karu.

“The campaign will commence with a Citizens’ Panel session that will feature randomly selected participants across the demographics of children, young people, a woman and a man in a discussion on what kind of leader and government they want for Nigeria from the 2019 elections.

“The Citizens’ Panel session will be followed by the presentation of Ezekwesili’s #ProjectRescueNigeria manifesto, which has received wide reviews and outstanding marks from members of the public and by the media,” the statement added.

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