The Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) have fixed January 19, 2019 for the presidential election debate.

It will be a time for president Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar among others to lock horns in a debate that will be broadcast live on television and social media platforms including Youtube.

The debate will hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

Chairman of BON, John Momoh, made the announcement on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja.

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“The Nigerian Election Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria are organising a vice-presidential debate on December the 14th, 2018 and a presidential debate on January the 19th, 2019.

“The debates would hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja and will be broadcast live on all BON member radio and television stations across the country.

“The debates will also be streamed live on all mobile and social media platforms such as Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to give it a global coverage,” he said.

Other presidential candidates expected to feature are Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Kingsley Moghalu of YPP and Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress among others.

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