Abuja â€“ The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has engaged the services of an international political consulting firm, AKPD Message and Media, â€œto boast its electoral chances in the upcoming electionsâ€™â€™.
The APC Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that the U.S. firm has a strong reputation for supporting leading populist movements across the globe.
â€œAs a party destined to bring change and succour to all Nigerians, APC is proud and excited to work with one of the foremost exponents of change in the world,â€™â€™ the statement said.
It said that the Chicago-based firm was best known for its leading role in President Barack Obamaâ€™s presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.
â€œAKPD Message and Media has worked with key Democratic Party candidates throughout the U.S., with a reputation for supporting leading populist movements across the globe.â€™â€™
APC claimed it had been working with the firm for the past few months, adding: â€œwe shall leverage on the firmâ€™s skill, experience and expertise throughout the upcoming campaign cycleâ€™â€™.
It said that companyâ€™s track record could be seen in political climate similar to Nigeriaâ€™s, including Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana.
It said that the partnership with the firm was an indication that the process of change in Nigeria had already begun and would not be stopped.
Meanwhile, Nigeriaâ€™s political activities are gathering momentum with governorship elections scheduled to hold in Ekiti and Osun states on June 21, and August 9 respectively.
The highlight of the activities is the scheduled presidential and National Assembly elections on Feb. 14, while the governorship and state assembly elections are slated to hold on Feb. 28, 2015