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We must ensure that security operatives at the gate to the convention venue are our people
They should be identified and taken to Ghana for orientation and ware housing
Should return to Nigeria for assigned duty not later than 2 days to Primaries
Should have clear instruction not to allow money into venue from opposition camp, except from our own people
Deliberate reduction in number of opposition delegates accreditation...
Safeguard and closely monitor our delegates
Provide secure accommodation and lock them up
Prevent opposition from infiltrating our delegates ranks
Provide welfare and logistics for delegates at the venue
Suggested minimum per delegates should be between N1.2m-N2m
We should have the on-the-spot available means to increase if it becomes necessary depending on feelers from opposition camps.
Supervision and intimidation of delegates at the venue
Sahara Reporters, a New York-based Nigerian Diaspora news organization, published on Christmas Day an alleged Goodluck Jonathan campaign plan to manipulate the presidential nomination and electoral processes using legitimate and criminal methods This document – about 140 pages in length – can be read in conjunction with former Cross River state governor Donald Duke’s analysis of how elections are rigged in Nigeria. Together they provide a thorough and unflattering picture of Nigerian presidential electoral politics.
The roadmap has produced a fire storm in the Nigerian media, with the campaign camps of Goodluck Jonathan and Atiku Abubakar each trading accusations that the document originated with the other. Based on internal evidence, I think the roadmap originated with Jonathan’s people, though I cannot tell how authoritative it is. Nevertheless, it is an open secret that the tactics it advocates have been commonly used in Nigerian elections over the past decade and contribute to the alienation of so many Nigerians from the election process.