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2019: Cash crunch hits APC, PDP, as parties halt campaigns

From all indications, campaign for the 2019 general elections will not be awash with cash as was the case in the run up to the 2015 elections.

Although the polls, especially the presidential one, will be fiercely fought and maybe the most keenly contested in the annals of Nigeria’s politics, with the gladiators throwing in everything to win the big prize, Sunday Telegraph’s investigations reveal that the campaign may be “dry”, particularly money wise.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) set the ball rolling last month when President Muhammadu Buhari launched his Next Level Campaign at the Aso Rock Villa with a lot of fanfare.

Only few weeks ago, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo joined the fray by first crisscrossing the country, handing out “trader moni” to market men and women and then becoming more formal with his door-to-door campaign which has already taken him to Abuja and Lagos.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) too was not left out as it flagged off its campaign with its “Getting Nigeria to Work Again” last month.

New Telegraph, December 16, 2018

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