Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is set to break a world record, the first of its kind in the history of Nigeria and possibly the world, with the declaration of his 2019 Presidential Campaign, on Monday, 19th November, 2018.
Atiku will on Monday, 19th November, 2018, kick start his campaign for the 2019 Presidential election.
According to a statement on Saturday, by the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, the former Vice President will start the campaign with an address to Nigerians via the social media platform, Facebook, at noon.
Media sources gathered that launching a Presidential Campaign on Facebook, has never happen in Nigeria, or any part of the world before now.
Atiku is scheduled to inaugurate his policy document during the address.
The Campaign Organisation, stated that the PDP Candidate would in his address, present his vision for Nigeria, and his action plan to achieve it as encapsulated in his policy document.
The document, according to the Organisation, will promptly be uploaded on Atiku’s website, for all Nigerians to access at no cost.
The Organisation explained that Atiku’s decision to start his campaign with the unveiling of his policy document, is to reiterate his commitment to run an issue-based campaign.
The intention, it added, is to take the policy directly to Nigerians, and to register the cCndidate’s belief that it will take the collective efforts of every Nigerian to rebuild the country.
It further disclosed that, that is why the Organisation wants Nigerians to access the policy document directly, and ultimately take ownership of it.
The statement read: “Our campaign offers a simple message: united, the people of Nigeria can begin anew, creating a prosperous and secure future, and a better life for every Nigerian.
“On the first working day of the campaign, the PDP and its Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will put forward his plan to get Nigeria working again.
“We have chosen to do this by having the PDP Presidential Candidate speaking directly to the Nigerian people, on Facebook.
“This medium came about, as part of the telecommunications revolution that he helped start as Vice President, in 1999-2007.”