By Umar Muhammad Puma
The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) will officially flag off its presidential campaign today, Monday, in Abuja.
This was contained in a press statement issued on Sunday morning by the party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili.
According to the statement, millions of supporters of the ACPN presidential candidate will also embark on a walk in seven states – Adamawa, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Kano and Kwara.
The statement reads in part: “The ACPN presidential candidate, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, will be flagging off her HOPE2019 campaign with her running mate, Abdulganiyu Galadima, at 10am on January 7, 2019.
“The venue is Cotland Garden in Karu, Abuja – it is located opposite the Emir’s palace in Karu. We will be proceeding on a WalkforNaija immediately after the event.
“The flag-off will be done at the same time with the volunteers’ walk across the following states – Adamawa, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Kano and Kwara.”
It added, “During the campaign flag-off, we will be giving more details about our plans to lift no fewer than 80 million Nigerians out of poverty; how we intend to implement a productivity and competitiveness initiative that would create new opportunities and jobs in some key sectors.
“Among the sectors are agriculture, fisheries, livestock, and agribusiness where more than one-third of Nigeria’s active labour population are found.”