Ahead of the 2023 Presidential Elections, the United Nations Development Programme, Human Rights Organisation, Yiaga Africa and Channels Television have launched a televised programme series designed to provide a public platform for citizens to conduct political debates and focused dialogues to promote electoral awareness for the 2023 general election.
Among those to feature in the series included the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party; Peter Obi of the Labour Party; Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress.
A statement issued on Thursday by the Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, said the series were aimed at increasing electoral awareness and kindling engagement on social, economic, and development-related topics for Nigeria to consider in the 2023 polls and beyond.
According to him, there will be debates and town halls with aspiring presidential candidates and political party leaders to highlight and discuss their strategies and party manifestos.
In his remarks, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Channels Media Group, John Momoh, expressed satisfaction with the objective of the program, saying citizens engaging with political office seekers will deepen the electoral process in Nigeria.
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