2nd September, 2010
As the race to the 2011 elections hot up, a campaign group known asÂ Goodluck JonathanÂ Volunteers Organisation has launched a high tech campaign strategy to woo voters and sellÂ President Goodluck Jonathanâ€™s manifesto to minimum of 40 million Nigerians through what itÂ called Door To Door Projects Limited.
Modeled after the campaign strategy of United States President Barack Obamaâ€™s Door To DoorÂ Campaign, the volunteersâ€™ organisation in a bulk text message sent out urged every Nigerians toÂ be a volunteer and get involved in rescuing the country from the grip of election riggers.
According to the organisation, that has the likes of Richard Lamai, United States-basedÂ international businessman and Anthony Prest among other bigwigs as its leaders, its primaryÂ objective is â€œto leave a copy of Dr. Jonathanâ€™s manifesto with minimum of 40 million NigeriansÂ so that we are clear as to his promises and programmes.â€
The organisation is using the four popular online social networking page-Facebook, Flickr,Â Twitter and Myspace, as well as constant instant messaging.
â€œWe believe that for the President to be loyal to Nigerians and not to election riggers, weÂ must come out and volunteer and be the ones to make him Presidentâ€¦they have always said that ifÂ the wise fail to rule, the wise will be ruled by the foolish,â€ the group posited in theÂ campaign.
President Jonathan himself also owns a Facebook and Twitter accounts through which he sharesÂ his thoughts and programmes with millions of followers on a daily basis.