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Politicians go after voters with money, gifts, projects

Less than two weeks to the conduct of the 2019 general elections, investigation has revealed how politicians and political parties alike have devised new strategies to sustain their campaign policies, woo party faithful and the electorate in generating massive block votes when the elections finally takes place.

Investigations carried out by Saturday Telegraph’s correspondents across the states indicated that aside from unveiling their campaign plans and manifestos, some of these have also devised other ‘materialistic means’ of getting their messages to their supporters, which is geared towards making them to vote for them and to get their block votes during the elections.

It is common to refer to political campaigns as a strategic means or machinery through which candidates of parties seeking for an election into offices solicit for the support and most importantly, the votes of members of the party or parties in order to attain victory at the polls.

And to achieve this feat, both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and their candidates usually deploy other ways to perfect the strategies and possibly also to identify members or groups in support of the platforms.

New Telegraph, February 2, 2019

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