In Jos, a city that was the site of deadly clashes between two communities a decade ago, activists from different political parties are trying to convince their neighbors to vote for their respective candidates. The APC candidate, Bola Tinubu, has been campaigning by distributing small bottles of detergent in the colors of the APC. Usman Abubakar, a campaign worker for Tinubu, has been going door-to-door to convince people to vote for the APC. He emphasizes that the local campaign manager is a Christian and that the APC promises to restore Nigeria’s economy and bring hope to people.
Yasir Rabiu, an activist for the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar, is also campaigning in Jos. He emphasizes that Nigeria is a multicultural state and that the candidate and his running mate are both Muslims and Christians, so everyone can feel represented.
In Congo Junction, a predominantly Muslim district, Bello Dauda Gana is campaigning for the Christian Peter Obi of the Labour Party. He is trying to raise awareness among his community that politics has changed and that it is not about religion. He plans to campaign until the last hour of the election to convince people to vote on Saturday.
Of the four main candidates, three are Muslim (Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, and Rabiu Kwankwasso) and one is Christian (Peter Obi). In Jos, activists from different parties are trying to spread awareness of their respective candidates and their policies in the hopes of convincing their neighbors to vote for them.