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The focus ahead of tonight’s Presidential debate

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5 of Nigeria’s Presidential candidates will by 7pm today, take part in a debate organized by the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Association of Nigeria (BON).

Here is our take on what we think each candidate will focus on based on their manifesto as well as interviews, and speeches.

Muhammadu Buhari  

Muhammadu Buhari is the current President and candidate of the All People’s Congress.

Buhari will most likely focus on his administration’s achievements namely restoring peace and security in the middle east, as well as reducing Nigeria’s dependency on food imports.

The President will most likely shed light on the infrastructural projects embarked on by  his administration, in addition to the anti corruption campaign.

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Atiku Abubakar 

Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President and candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Atiku, in his manifesto and various media appearances, has promised to run a more private sector driven economy. > 

In addition to his vow to reform the NNPC, the former Vice President will most likely tout his plan to create more jobs, using his background as a businessman.

 Kingsley Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu is a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). His background in economic policy, will mean his focus will be on reforming the nation’s economy.

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Moghalu has advocated for the restructuring of the country alongside regional lines, as they are all viable.

 Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili is a former World Bank Vice President, Minister of Education, and Solid Minerals respectively and pioneer head of the Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit also known as the Due Process Office.

She will be running as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria

Ezekwesili’s focus on the debate will most likely centre around education and human capital development. Prior to her decision to running for President, Ezekwesili was known for running the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign.

Her background in the due process office and as a co founder of Transparency International, means she will emphasize the need for transparency in government activities during the debate.  Ezekwesili has also promised to deregulate the economy.

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Fela Durotoye 

Fela Durotoye is a business consultant and well known motivational speaker. Durotoye will be running as the Presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN).

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Durotoye has espoused devolution of powers to other tiers, as a means of sparking economic activities across the country, and he could use tonight’s debate to further push that.

 

Onome Ohwovoriole has a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and prior to joining Nairametrics in December 2016 as Lead Analyst had stints in Publishing, Automobile Services, Entertainment and Leadership Training. He covers companies in the Nigerian corporate space, especially those listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). He also has a keen interest in new frontiers like Cryptocurrencies and Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to read books on finance, fiction as well as keep up with happenings in the world of international diplomacy. You can contact him via [email protected]

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Buhari in crucial meeting with Obasanjo, other former heads of state

President Buhari is presiding over a National Security Council meeting with some former heads of state and some security chiefs.

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Buhari in crucial meeting with Obasanjo, other former heads of state

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a National Security Council meeting with some former heads of state and some security chiefs.

READ: Obasanjo opens garment factory, competes with Nike Art Gallery, Sam & Sara 

Although the agenda of the meeting is not made public, issues bothering on the current security situation in the country are believed to top the agenda. This follows the outbreak of violence across the country during the protest against police brutality and extra-judicial killings, which has led to the loss of lives and destruction of public assets and private properties.

READ: Update: Buhari seeks power to freeze accounts, clamp down on money launderers

According to media reports, the meeting which is coordinated from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has in virtual attendance General Yakubu Gowon (rtd.), former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd.), former President Goodluck Jonathan and former head of interim national government, Chief Ernest Shonekan.

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Others who are physically present at the council chambers are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo;  National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd.); Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olanisakin; Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai, among others are attending with the President.

READ: #EndSARS: Buhari holds National Security Council meeting with Osinbajo, IGP, others

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This meeting is coming a day after President Buhari’s national broadcast on the security situation in the country calling for an end to the #EndSARS protests as their voices have been loudly heard.

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Senatorial, State House of Assembly bye-elections postponed – INEC

Senatorial and State House of Assembly bye-elections slated to hold on October 31 in 11 states have been postponed by INEC.

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Nigeria's election delay

The 6 Senatorial and 9 State House of Assembly bye-elections slated to hold on October 31 in 11 states of the Federation has been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The vacancies were as a result of death and resignation of previous members.

According to the statement issued by its National Commissioner & Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye Esq., INEC said the decision was taken after meeting with the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Thursday.

Though the commission did not categorically state the reason for the postponement, feelers are that it may not be unconnected with the raging #EndSARS protests across the nation.

 

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Some Nigerians mistook promptness of FG response as sign of weakness – Buhari

President Buhari has said that FG’s promptness to consent to the demands of the protesters was taken as a sign of weakness.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has pointed out that the promptness with which the Federal Government acted in meeting the demands of the #EndSARS protesters seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests.

This was disclosed by the president in his national broadcast on Thursday, October 22, 2020, on the current widespread violence which has engulfed the country following the protest against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.

The president said that the government listened to the protesters and after evaluating their five-point demands, they were accepted and some of them implemented, which includes the disbandment of SARS.

In his address to Nigerians, President Buhari said, “As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.

“On approving the termination of SARS, I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.

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“Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests.

The president said the actions of these elements has caused serious violence which has led to the loss of human lives, attack on correctional facilities, destruction and vandalization of public and private properties, attack on the palace of Oba of Lagos, invasion of International Airport and so on.

While acknowledging that the choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental right of every citizen as enshrined in the constitution, the president pointed out that this right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens and the necessity to operate within the law.

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