PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31/12/2018
A PRESIDENTIAL TOWNHALL SERIES
91 political parties and their respective Presidential candidates vie
to lead Nigeria’s next administration in the 2019 Election, ‘The
Candidates’ a presidential town hall co-production between Daria Media
and NTA, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, launches on the 9th of
The Candidates, is a four-part, two-hour live
televised town hall meeting series, of the Presidential and Vice
Presidential candidates for the four leading political parties. These
parties were selected from the results of multiple polls aggregated by
the Centre for Democracy and Development.
The Candidates’ Presidential town hall will take place as follows:
Kingsley Moghalu and running mate, Umma Getso of the Young Progressive
Party – 9th January, 2019
Muhammadu Buhari and running mate, Yemi Osinbajo, All Progressives Congress Party –16th January, 2019
Omoyele Sowore and running mate, Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, of the African Action Congress Party -23rd January, 2019
Atiku Abubakar and running mate, Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party – 30thJanuary, 2019
Kadaria Ahmed, arguably Nigeria’s foremost broadcaster and journalist will moderate each town hall.
late John McCain was once quoted as saying, “The benefit of an open
town hall meeting is one that you get to hear a lot of different views,
and two it has credibility”.
The Candidates will provide a unique
platform for direct interaction between the Presidential and Vice
Presidential candidates of the leading political parties in Nigeria and
There will be an audience of 100 people for each town
hall, including CSOs and the Diplomatic Corps, as well as citizens (who
have applied online via daria.media) selected via an impartial and fair
application process; other participants will join the conversation via
social media and phone calls. It will be an opportunity for Nigerians to
hear directly from the aspirants and to ask them questions on
governance and nation building.
The Candidates, will be broadcast across Nigeria on all platforms: live on NTA, and on all Radio Nigeria stations, other partner TV stations, as well as streamed online at dtv media to enable Nigerians in the diaspora and those not near television screens to participate.
For more information, go to @TheDariaMedia on Twitter and Facebook, @dariamediang on Instagram
For further details regarding attendance, please register at daria media or contact Etita Okponam (firstname.lastname@example.org 0809 0500735) and Bimbola Amao (email@example.com 08060997556