Nigeria’s presidential election campaigns have officially started ahead of the 2023 general election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has cleared 18 candidates to run for president, 4,223 candidates are also running for federal positions in the February 2023 election.
Rampant insecurity, chronic unemployment and a worsening economic outlook are among issues the candidates are expected to address.
But political observers fear that the campaigns might be transactional rather than issue based, and money may be used to buy votes.
Joining me on the news to discuss the expectations for the campaign, I have political affairs analyst, Jide Ojo who joins me from Abuja. Glad to have you join us.