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Buhari, Osinbajo To Participate In Televised Town-Hall Programme Today

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) will on Wednesday, January 16, participate in a live televised two-hour presidential town-hall programme.

A statement issued on Tuesday by Festus Keyamo (SAN), the Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council and made available to Naija News, said the event will hold at the Ladi Kwali Conference Center, Ballroom of Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria‘s capital.

Keyamo said 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 statement said 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”.

Keyamo noted in the statement that attendance is strictly by invitation and that “guests are expected to be seated by 7:00 pm” Nigerian time.

The statement reads in part: “The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and the Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, who are also the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming Presidential elections will, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 8:00pm (Nigerian time) participate in a live televised two-hour presidential town-hall programme. The venue shall be the Ladi Kwali Conference Center, Ballroom of Sheraton Hotel Abuja. Attendance is strictly by invitation. All guests are expected to be seated by 7:00 pm.

“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 online at dtv.media to enable Nigerians in diaspora to participate,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, it is, however, unclear if the President would attend the January 19 Presidential debate as the town-hall programme seems to cover major aspect of the forthcoming debate.

Naija News reports that the Presidential debate is a platform where the five selected Presidential candidates will reel out their manifestoes ahead of the February 16 Presidential election.

Source: Naija News