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‘2019 Campaigns Must Be Devoid Of Insults, Defamation’



Director general of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Mohammed Lukman has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to concentrate on showcasing the achievements of the APC government over the years and not respond to insults and defamation from the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Alhaji Lukman who was a governorship aspirant in Kaduna State on the APC platform in 2015 said the call became expedient because Nigerians will vote for any political party if convinced of its achievements, stressing that the APC has done well to get reelected into power in 2019.

A statement issued by him reads in part, “It is interesting how some people reduce 2019 campaigns to maligning APC, PMB, Adams Oshiomhole and all leaders of the party. Presumably, this is expected to promote the PDP, its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and the party leadership.

“What exactly is being promoted? What should we expect from a candidate and a party that is reducing the 2019 campaigns to a contest of insults and defamation?


“APC faithful should rise to this occasion by ignoring all the abuses and insults by broadcasting achievements of APC FG and state governments since 2015. When PDP supporters go low with their abuses and insults, APC supporters must go high by continuing to count PMB and APC state governments’ achievements.


“When PDP supporters attempt to deafen and blindfold innocent Nigerians with gory tales of so-called APC crimes, APC supporters should remain focused by beaming the light in the task of building a future Nigeria in which the dignity and liberty of all Nigerians will be respected.


“It is not an easy task, it is not about claims, but it is all about records and trajectories – those who have should proudly display and defend them.”



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