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Nigeria Counts Down to February 25 Polls

Nigerian presidential candidates Bola Tinubu (L), Atiku Abubakar (Middle) and Peter Obi (R) pictured.
Nigerian presidential candidates Bola Tinubu (L), Atiku Abubakar (Middle) and Peter Obi (R) pictured.

Nigerian presidential candidates will this week be holding their final campaign rallies as the West African nation enters its final week ahead of the February 25 polls.

Aspirants looking to replace Nigeria’s outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari will be holding their final rallies amid a government currency swap deal that has caused nationwide cash shortages and protests.

Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos state and Buhari’s successor as the candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is scheduled to campaign in his home state Tuesday.

Bayo Onanuga, the spokesperson for the APC’s Presidential Campaign Council said Tinubu will focus on reminding his home state of how he revitalized the economy.

“Our candidate, as the governor of Lagos and even our running mate former governor Kashim Shettimah, both of them they have very stunning records as governors of their states,” said Onanuga.

“So, as we cast our ballots on Saturday, our messaging is our candidates have done this before and will do it on a larger scale if elected to govern our country,” added Onanuga.

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had his final rally in Adamawa state on Saturday.

While addressing his final rally, Abubakar said he is confident that the West African nation will vote him into office.

“I believe that when we all play our parts as stakeholders in the election this weekend and vote massively for our great party, the @OfficialPDPNig, Nigeria’s fortune as a country of peace and prosperity shall be restored,” tweeted the PDP leader after addressing his final rally.

Representatives of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labor Party who has been marked as favorite among youth in the West African nation, gave their final address on Saturday.

“The change we seek to bring will be encompassing. We will bring back Patriotism and national Pride. Loyalty should be to God and Country. The Constitution and Rule of Law will have primacy. May God help Us All. – PO,” tweeted the Labor Party candidate after Saturday’s proceedings.