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2023 Elections: 5 Critical Events Nigerians Should Look Out for During Campaigns

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Sensitisation of electorates, supporters, and Nigerians is currently underway ahead of the election


However, the campaign season will be laced with several activities across the federation


Meanwhile, Nigerians and supporters must be careful and avoid going to a crowded campaign venue

With less than 24 hours to the kick-off of the much-anticipated campaign season, political parties have begun preparations to pitch their respective candidates to the people.


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earlier released the date for the commencement of campaigns which starts on Wednesday, September 28.


However, Nigerians should brace up for what lies ahead as the campaign period will be filled with many happenings and events.


Meanwhile, here is a brief look at five critical things that may happen during the campaign season in Nigeria.


  1. Gridlock

This is arguably the most prevalent thing that occurs during the campaign season.


A city like Lagos is a perfect example.


  1. Stampede This will be another significant disadvantage of the campaign season.

People will troop out en mass to support their various candidates to the fullest.


According to Daily Trust, there was a similar incident in the 2019 pre-election period at the stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.



It was gathered that a mammoth crowd at the venue where supporters scrambled for space and ended up stamping each other.


No fewer than 15 persons lost their lives on that day.


  1. Voter inducement


This is another prevalent issue in the build-up to the campaign season.


Politicians will share cash with electorates and supporters through their associates and agent to buy their votes.


  1. Pickpocket


This is another prevalent during the campaign season. Supporters will troop out in their numbers to applaud their candidate.


However, some of these supporters are not supporters; instead, they are there to steal phones, wristwatches, credit cards, cash, and a whole lots more.


  1. Candidates’ banter and violence


This issue has been for a long time, and it is the oldest phenomenon among all the points.


Politicians, while banting against their opponents, further escalate these and end up violence among supporters .




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