Jonathan’s Campaign Goes High Tech


As the race to the 2011 elections hot up, a campaign group known as  Goodluck Jonathan  Volunteers Organisation has launched a high tech campaign strategy to woo voters and sell  President Goodluck Jonathan’s manifesto to minimum of 40 million Nigerians through what it  called Door To Door Projects Limited.

Modeled after the campaign strategy of United States President Barack Obama’s Door To Door  Campaign, the volunteers’ organisation in a bulk text message sent out urged every Nigerians to  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-based  international businessman and Anthony Prest among other bigwigs as its leaders, its primary  objective is “to leave a copy of Dr. Jonathan’s manifesto with minimum of 40 million Nigerians  so that we are clear as to his promises and programmes.”

The organisation is using the four popular online social networking page-Facebook, Flickr,  Twitter and Myspace, as well as constant instant messaging.

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“We believe that for the President to be loyal to Nigerians and not to election riggers, we  must come out and volunteer and be the ones to make him President…they have always said that if  the wise fail to rule, the wise will be ruled by the foolish,” the group posited in the  campaign.

President Jonathan himself also owns a Facebook and Twitter accounts through which he shares  his thoughts and programmes with millions of followers on a daily basis.

—Funsho Arogundade

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