My Takeaway from APC Rallies
By John Mayaki
The back-to-back campaigns of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki across the nooks and cranny of the state offers important lessons in political display and engagements of the electorates in the match towards September 19th Governorship election.
Apart from the fact that APC is a better organized party with unity, the party is much better at staging rallies, campaigns and town-hall-meetings.
It’s visible, on a daily basis, and everywhere, over the past one month, the size of crowd the APC parades with their energy at the campaign grounds.
The caliber of Speakers in APC rallies, the celebrity of celebrities and the basic coherence of the messages shows the APC is more polished and people-driven.
How the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) hopes to win votes with its dry-outings, lone-rangers’ campaigns, solo and drapt – like chickens well drenched in the rain will tell on September 10th – the Election Day. And the APC, how much the difference it made with its styles will matter most too – whether voters prefer APC’s Obaseki or PDP’s Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
But, the PDP’s scanty showings seems a waste of time and resources – they also seems rejected even before the polls, as there are concerns about the capacity of their candidate to grapple with the basic mechanics of developmental issues, the economy and socio-political reality.
Campaigns are challenging, but so are town-hall-meetings and voters turnout, but the manner the Godwin Obaseki’s campaign organization is going about it is increasingly sophisticated – micro-targeting.
The APC campaigns were filled with accomplished people who have done this and that before – including records of achievements – this is lacking in the PDP but if they have any doubt about this, all they have to, is to watch the APC shows – and the result of the elections would stir them right of their faces….
Is the PDP listening?