President Muhammadu Buhari, and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, will today, participate in a live televised two-hour presidential town-hall program.
The candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take questions from the moderator, Kadaria Ahmed, and Nigerians as regards the state of the economy and the forthcoming elections.
The programme will be aired today, Wednesday, at 8:00p.m on NTA, TVC, Wazobia TV, Oak TV and on all Radio Nigeria stations.
A press release issued by Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, on Tuesday, said that the venue will be the Ladi Kwali Conference Center, Ballroom of Sheraton Hotel Abuja and attendance is strictly by invitation.
The statement read, “All guests are expected to be seated by 7:00pm.
“The presidential series, which is titled “The Candidates”, is designed by the organisers to have both the Presidential and their Vice-Presidential Candidates of selected political parties on stage at the same time and at different dates to take questions from the moderator, Kadaria Ahmed, and from the general public through various platforms.
“The programme would be broadcast live on NTA, which shall in turn provide the live feeds to other partner stations like TVC, Wazobia TV, Oak TV and on all Radio Nigeria stations. It will also be streamed on-line at dtv.media to enable Nigerians in diaspora to participate.
“Nigerians are encouraged to kindly tune in to participate.”
Recall that yesterday, the APC was conspicuously absent at the presidential debate organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).
Recall also that Keyamo had claimed that the decision on whether Buhari will attend a television debate organized by the Nigerian Election Debate Group, NEDG, a coalition of government and civil society groups, on Saturday, was not yet taken.
“The decision on whether to attend the debate has not been taken and it is a decision that is to be taken by the Presidential Campaign Council, PCC and it is not a decision that I can take,” Vanguard quoted Keyamo as saying.