The African Democratic Congress (ADC), has offered free tickets for presidential, governorship, and other elective positions to Tubaba, Omotola Jelade-Ekeinde, DJ Switch and football star Ahmed Musa.
This comes amid the Independent National Electoral Commission’s announcement of February 18th as the date for the commencement of 2023 general elections.
Voice of Nigeria reports that ADC’s national chairman, Ralph Nwosu made the offer, while receiving a certificate of endorsement of ADC as a party for Nigerian youths and women.
Nwosu explained that the party’s decision to opt for celebrities for the 2023 general election was part of measures to encourage youth involvement and participation in politics, adding that entertainers have done more for the country than elected politicians.
The party believed that the 2020 #EndSARS protests against police brutality succeeded because of celebrities’ endorsement and involvement.
One of which was Instagram comedian Mr. Macaroni and Dj Switch, a disc jockey who witnessed and live-streamed the military shooting of #EndSARS protesters in October.
The party’s chairman assured the celebrities that they could vie for any elective position in the country on ADC’s platform provided they meet the constitution and INEC’s requirements.
Also, Nwosu praised Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa for taking an unusual decision to return to NPFL side Kano Pillars, despite playing in Europe and Asia for many years.
On Wednesday, INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu announced February 18, 2023, for the next presidential election.
“By the principle established by the Commission, the 2023 General Election will hold on Saturday, February 18, 2023, which is exactly one year, nine months, two weeks, and six days or 660 days from today,” Yakubu said.