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Atiku unveils national competition on policy document

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By Olisemeka Obeche
Former vice president and the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abu­bakar, has introduced a that will allow Ni­gerians to interrogate his .

The tagged ‘Voice of the People ’, kicks off on December 2 and will end on December 24, is expected to avail the electorates the much needed opportunity to make their inputs on the PDP pres­idential candidate’s electoral agenda.

The Atiku Presidential Cam­paign says the initiative was the first time in the world that a presidential candidate will be calling for a debate on his/her policy action plan. Ac­cording to the group, “Atiku, as a candidate who keeps his cam­paign promises, will on Sunday 2nd December at 1pm launch a competition via a video broad­cast on his Facebook Page that will see 6 members of the Nige­rian public given a one minute slot on national television to say what they think needs to be done to help get Nigeria working again.”

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Contributors are expected to state their names and location with a winner emerging from each of all the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. According to the group, the winners will have the opportunity to have their recording played in a national telecast between January 1 and 6, 2019.

The judging panel, led by a senator, Ben Bruce, will review the entries and select one win­ner from each geo-political zone. One key criterion for the winners will be the number of engage­ments their entry generates.
“Contributors must be Nige­rians and must agree to terms and conditions that their entry video can be used in any manner by the PDP Campaign Organ­isation in all media.

“The judg­ing criteria will be based on the following: the originality of the idea to help Get Nigeria Work­ing Again and how feasible it would be to implement; the clar­ity of how the idea is communi­cated; the creativity of the video and the number of engagements in social media the video has generated,” the organisers said.

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Abubakar, it will be recalled had, during the unveiling of his via a Facebook Live broadcast on November 19, said: “I want these policies to be our policies – yours and mine. I want to hear your ideas to get Nigeria working again. So I will give the opportunity to anyone in Nigeria to have their say on national television.”

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