NEDG &BON SHORTLIST FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES FOR 2019 ELECTIONS DEBATES.
Only five political parties will participate in the scheduled presidential and vice presidential debates for 2019 general elections being organized by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group, (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria(BON).
The shortlisted parties according to the statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the NEDG, Mr Eddi Emesiri, are Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP).
While the Vice Presidential debate will hold from 7 pm at the congress hall of the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Friday, December 14, 2018, that of the presidential debate will hold just over a month later, on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
The debates will be transmitted live on all BON member stations and its affiliates as well as live streaming on all social media platforms.
There are over 90 political parties participating in the 2019 elections in Nigeria, with most of them not fielding Presidential candidates either due to choice of a consensus or political alignment.