The Newspapers Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and its partners have fixed the Presidential Debate leading up to the February 14 elections for February 3, 2015.
A statement made available to newsmen indicated that President Goodluck Jonathan has already accepted to participate in the debate, noting that the campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Buhari has also indicated interest.
According to NPAN, both President Jonathan and Major-General Buhari were formally invited to the debate through a letter dated January 11, 2015 addressed to both presidential candidates.
The statement noted that the footage of the debate will be made available LIVE to all broadcast stations as well as on social media, with attendance at the debate said to be strictly by invitation.
The debate is scheduled to take place at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.