Anyone Carry Out Social Media Polls And Opts To Exclude Other Candidates – SDP Presidential Candidate
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… Says SDP Running Issues Based Campaign
The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo has dismissed social media polls that rate candidates in elections, saying that “anyone can do social media polls and purposefully omit one candidate due to a certain issue.”
Disclosing that the SDP is focused on issues-based campaigns, not social media polls, Prince Adewole Adebayo said, “Our Party runs issue-based campaigns rather than campaigns focused on trivial matters.
“In Nigeria, we are accustomed to seeing hired audiences turn out for campaigns, but because of the strong bonds we have built with the people, they warm up to us despite our lack of financial backing.
“Some of the inquiries made on social media are not framed to address the problems at hand”, he said.
The SDP Presidential Candidate observed that some candidates have violated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines that no candidate should spend more than five billion Naira.
In his words: “The vast majority of expensive campaigns are carried out with enormous sums of money that were undoubtedly obtained illegally, and the majority of them do not address issues and how they effect the general public.
“As members of the SDP, we firmly believe that the Party belongs to the people, and we work to educate voters on topics like budgetary balance, security, housing, and education, among others.
“That is why we are very confident that we will win the elections because we empower the citizens to collect the Permanent Voter Cards(PVCs) and also let them know the issues that should influence their choice of candidates”, he added.