By G9ija

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will take part in a 2 hour live town hall meeting called “The Candidates”.

As political parties and their respective Presidential candidates vie to lead Nigeria’s next administration in the 2019 Election, ‘The Candidates’ is a presidential town hall co-production between Daria Media and NTA, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, launches on the 9th of January, 2019.

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 event will be shown live on the Network Service of the NTA and partner stations and online via Daria Media on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 7pm.

Kadaria Ahmed,who is arguably Nigeria’s foremost broadcaster and journalist will moderate each town hall.

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 citizens.

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 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 answer questions from the moderator, from the audience and from viewers at home.

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

The Candidates, will be aired across Nigeria on all platforms: live on NTA, and on all Radio Nigeria stations, other partner TV stations, as well as streamed online at to enable Nigerians in the diaspora and those not near television screens to participate.