Obi, Tinubu, Atiku, others to square off against Nigerians in Debate

Channels Television is collaborating with United Nations Development Programme, human rights organisation, Yiaga Africa to launch a televised programme series that will bring the 2023 presidential candidates closer to the electorate.

The series will be a public platform for citizens to conduct political debates and focused dialogues to promote electoral awareness for the 2023 general election.

Those to participate will include 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 and others.

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.

“Providing citizens with the information required to make informed choices and giving them a platform to market their ideas, will alternatively have inspire them to turn out and vote,” Itodo said.

According to Itodo, there would be debates and town halls with aspiring presidential candidates and political party leaders to highlight and discuss their strategies and party manifestos.

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