Update: Analysing the PDP, APC and LP manifestos

Today’s article provides an update to our assessment of the three leading parties’ manifestos.

Here, we consider PDP’s 115-page manifesto (not the 51-page document we initially used) to see how Atiku’s plans measure up to the Labour Party and All Progressives Congress.

Key takeaways:

  1. We consider PDP’s 115-page manifesto in today’s article. 

  2. One of the central tenets of the party’s campaign is "development through the private sector".

  3. In the end, the PDP’s comprehensive manifesto offers more confidence but slightly lags behind the LP’s plans.​​​​​​​


Our focus remains the same: electricity, agriculture, security, fiscal & monetary policies. We offer scores based on relevance (how well they address the issue), implementation (how realistic they are), and novelty (how new they are). A candidate can either get 0 (no score), 5 (a respectable attempt was made) or 10 (excellent). We do this to keep things simple. 

In the end, you will have our final take on the full plans each leading Nigeria Presidential candidate has for the country.


First up is monetary & fiscal policy alignment

In the larger-sized manifesto, PDP clarifies that it plans to achieve fiscal and monetary policy alignment under an Atiku presidency.

That’s a good place to be, just as an FYI.

Conventional wisdom dictates monetary policy should be

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