The Nigerian Elections Debates Group (NEDG), in collaboration with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), has finalised plans to hold a presidential debate on the sidelines of its economic policy summit to be held next month.
It is expected to serve as a launch pad to discussions on the roadmap towards an inclusive and prosperous Nigeria.
The debate will be organised by NEDG and NESG with support from the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), BudgIT and Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU).
Chairman of NESG, Asue Ighodalo, and Chairman of NEDG / BON, John Ugbe, in a joint statement said the debate would serve as a platform to educate Nigerians on making informed choices during the 2023 elections.
Daily Trust reports that leading presidential candidates are expected at the forum. They include the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi, among others.