THE KLANDIEK MANIFESTO;
Removing a sitting African Head of state from power (Through the ballot) is a difficult and dangerous undertaking but it can be done. Joyce Banda fell in Malawi & Goodluck Jonathan fell in Nigeria. Nothing is impossible.
It can also be possible here
PART ONE: PREPARATION
1.DEVELOP A CLEAR AND COHERENT CAMPAIGN MESSAGE.
The message must be short, it must be credible, must be persuasive to voters, must show contrast, must be clear and speak to the heart and it must be repeated again and again.
2.RAISE YOUR CREDIBILITY WITH VOTERS AND LOWER YOUR OPPONENT’S CREDIBILITY WITH VOTERS.
Do and say things to raise your credibility in the eyes of voters. Concentrate on your positive characteristics and popular stands on issues; point out what voters will view as the negative characteristics of your opponents or
unpopular positions on issues.
3.DEVELOP A CONCRETE VOTER CONTACT PLAN.
Plan well in
advance for each phase of the campaign, including turning voters out on Election Day. Use the mainstream media and the social media to communicate to target voters effectively.
4.HAVE A COORDINATED CAMPAIGN; WORK WELL WITH YOUR PARTY.
Make sure the party is well-prepared and properly-motivated. Ensure there are no complaints within the party on matters such as nominations, positions, roles etc. Unite the party solidly behind your candidature.
5.BUILD A BROAD COALITION AND MAKE OUTREACH TO CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS. Get endorsements from relevant civic organizations. Let them attend your events, involve them in your activities, include their messages in your campaign materials etc.
Set aside enough funds to last you throughout the campaign period and beyond.
Have more money than your opponent
PART TWO:TAKING POWER
7.DIVIDE THE ELECTORAL BODY, MILITARY AND POLICE.
Make sure the electoral and security agencies do not speak in one voice on political matters. Use money or Blackmail where necessary
8.POLARIZE THE COUNTRY.
Divide the country in the middle, make it an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ situation. Raise the stakes
9.CREATE ,TRAIN AND ARM A MILITIA OPERATING IN ALL MAJOR CITIES AND TOWNS.
A ruthless militia must be stand by, ready for action in case of rigging and other electoral malpractices. Their weapons must be well advanced and more deadly than those used by military and police.
10.HAVE A MAJOR MEDIA STATION AT YOUR DISPOSAL, USE ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
On election day, the media station must declare you winner before counting of votes begins. Use the stalemate to your advantage.
Part of the electoral body, police and military must make a press statement congratulating and pledging to support your leadership. Once you have been declared the winner, mobilize your supporters and militia to start marching towards state house. Also, let the counting of votes begin (in your own terms).
PART THREE: DEFENDING POWER
………………….to be continued
THE ABOVE MANIFESTO IS PURELY FOR POLITICAL DISCOURSE PURPOSES AND THE WRITER WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF LIVES, APPETITE, INFLUENCE OR POWER ANYWHERE IN AFRICA…
BISHOP OF HOPE
Political Strategist &
Chief Coordinator, Nairobi Politics.