Ahead of the February 25, 2023 presidential and National Assembly elections, Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates of the various political parties , are to engage in debate on what they have in stock for the electorate in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT, Abuja).
The debate slated for Monday in Abuja was organised by a legislative publication, OrderPaper and some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
In a statement issued Sunday, the executive director of OrderPaper, Oke Epia, said the initiative has become imperative given the important decisions for citizens to make in the 2023 elections.
The town hall debate he said,presents an opportunity for candidates of the various parties to showcase their legislative agenda ahead of the February 25, 2023 elections and answer pertinent questions on a wide range of subjects.
The statement reads in part: “With just about 85 days to the all-important 2023 general elections, Nigeria’s premier/pre-eminent legislative and policy think-tank, OrderPaper Nigeria, and its partners, is set to hold its first-ever Citizens Town Hall and Election Debate for Legislative Candidates.
“The event, which will play host to stakeholders in nation-building, will feature National Assembly Candidates for the two House of Representatives seats and lone Senatorial seat in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“All registered political parties with valid candidates for the legislative polls have been invited for the event.
“OrderPaper is hosting the event in collaboration with civil society partners, including FixPolitics Initiative, Enough is Enough (EiE), Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), and the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA).”