Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his Benue and Bauchi counterparts, Samuel Ortom and Bala Mohammed, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, will discuss how to achieve violent-free elections next year.
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, and the Commissioner for Information and Voter Education of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Barr, Festus Okoye, will be part of the roundtable.
Others expected at the annual roundtable organised by PlatinumPost News slated for November 22, are the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance (AA), Maj Hamza al-Mustapha (Rtd); Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani; the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and other stakeholders.
In a statement yesterday, the Chief Executive Officer (EO) of PlatinumPost News, Edwin Olofu, said the annual roundtable was designed to contribute meaningfully to the process leading to free, fair, credible and violent-free elections.
Part of the statement reads: “As a media organisation, we have invited key stakeholders in the election process to come and share with Nigerians their efforts and preparations towards the 2023 elections.
“We have also invited some chief executives to share their experiences in their various states and put forward suggestions on how to end some of the contemporary security challenges the nation is facing.”
Speaking on the choice of Governor Ganduje as the chairman of the occasion, Olofu said, “The governor came to mind as a result of his outstanding performance piloting the affairs of the most populous and peaceful state in the North West geopolitical zone of Nigeria.”