Cambridge varsity to host panel discussion for presidential candidates

Cambridge University African Caribbean Society (CUACS) and the Cambridge Union will be jointly hosting a panel discussion for five presidential candidates ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections.

Tagged “2019 Nigerian Presidential Election Forum,” the event is scheduled to hold in January 2019.

A statement signed by the Events Officer, Semilore Delano, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, said: “This forum serves as significant opportunity for Nigerian leaders to engage with Nigerians in the Diaspora.

“With the Nigerian elections coming up on February 16, 2019, this panel discussion will be one of the last opportunities for the candidates to state their visions for Nigeria. Martine Dennis, a British journalist of Al-Jazeera, will be moderating the discussion. Martine Dennis is well-versed in covering African politics and conducting hardnosed interviews with their leaders.

“She has over 35 years working experience in journalism, including working with the BBC. The panellists will be five key presidential candidates. They are: President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Abubakar Atiku, former Vice President, World Bank and former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili; Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu and Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke.”


(The Guardian)