Nigeria: Jonathan Solicits Votes Through Voice Messages
As the battle to occupy the Presidential Villa continues among the Presidential candidates, one of the leading Presidential candidates for the elections, President Goodluck Jonathan has added a new dimension to his campaign strategy.
The president is sending short voice messages to GSM subscribers to solicit for their votes during the April general elections.
In the short voice messages, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate told Nigerians about his plans for the country if elected.
President Jonathan said in the short voice messages which have been received by so many Nigerians as their caller tunes, "I am Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan. My goal is the total transformation to ensure that Nigeria is a true home for all its citizens. A country where there is adequate power supply, a secured environment for businesses and schools, to deliver the best education for our children, a country where no one will go to bed hungry. Vote me in for the next four years and together we will achieve the Nigeria of our dreams. I promise, I will not let you down".
Investigations show that Nigerians have started reacting to the voice messages, describing it as a good initiative. Political Analysts also said that the strategy is one of the most effective ways of selling the manifestoes of a candidate to voters.
They also said that those behind the initiatives should be encouraged. According to them, the approach is one of the most successful ways of campaigning and mobilizing voters for election.