The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara on Tuesday inaugurated over 3,000 ‘Diplomats’ (canvassers) for Atiku Abukakar and Abdullahi Yaman, its presidential and governorship candidates.
Inaugurating canvassers, Dr Mahmud Ajeigbe, the Director-General of Atiku/Okowa Campaign Council in the state, said the structure comprised mainly youths across the 16 local government areas in the state to mobilise the electorate for success of the party in the upcoming general elections.
According to him, this is necessary because there is quite a lot of information gap and the need to further sensitise the electorate in terms of how they will cast their votes and the choice of party to vote for.
He said people need to know, be educated and enlightened to support the PDP all through being the party that can turn things around in 2023.
“The diplomats are over 3,000 spread across the state. What we have here is a representative structure of each ward and local government, and we have three coordinators each in addition.
“This election will be about who has reached out to the most people that believe in the message that is being sent.
“That is why you see that different content will be brought out because different areas have different peculiarities and needs.
“The canvassing will be based on the peculiarity of each area which is why its spread across the entire local government in Kwara for people not only to listen but understand the PDP message,” he added.
Earlier, Mr Opeyemi Alao, the convener and Founder of Abral Development Initiative, described the Atiku/Yaman diplomat as a new form of rebirth democracy.
“The situation in the country calls for urgent rescue action”, adding that the visions of Atiku and Yaman can only be achieved through collective efforts infused with energy from patriotic Nigerian youths.
“Our vision is to win patriotic souls for Atiku and Yaman for the sole purpose of PDP winning the 16 local governments in Kwara state and Nigeria to enable growth, security, prosperity and abundance,” he said.
Hajia Bilkisu Oniyangi, the state PDP Organising Secretary, advised the canvassers not to relent in their quest to ensure victory for the party.
She noted that the PDP has all it takes to move the country forward, while urging people to vote for the party. (NAN)