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Donald Duke, Sowore, Others React As Only 5 Candidates Are Picked For Presidential Debate

The Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting
Organisations of Nigeria (BON) have released the names of political
parties that will be participating in the 2019 vice presidential and
presidential debates.

To the surprise of many, only five candidates were selected.

According to the statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the NEDG, Eddi Emesiri, the parties and its candidates are;

1. Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) – Oby Ezekwesili.

2. Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) – Fela Durotoye.

3. All Progressives Congress (APC) – Muhamamdu Buhari.

4. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Atiku Abubakar

5. Young Progressives Party (YPP) – Kingsley Moghalu.

The Vice Presidential debate will hold from 7 pm at the congress hall of
the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Friday, December 14, 2018, while the
Presidential debate will hold just over a month later, on Saturday,
January 19, 2019.

The debates will be transmitted live on all BON member stations and its
affiliates as well as live streaming on all social media platforms.

NEDG and BON had announced dates for the debates on November 22 at a press conference in Abuja.

According to them, the debate will focus on the issues that matter most
to working families; restoring the economy, providing electricity,
creating jobs, securing health care for every Nigerian, making and
achieving excellence in every Nigerian school and ensuring safety and
security for Nigerians.

Those ignored have insisted that they deserve to be heard by Nigerians.

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Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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