Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar will be key discussant at this year’s Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE annual confab slated for September 13 in Lagos.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) reports this was contained in a statement jointly signed by the guild’s president, secretary, Mustapha Isa and Iyobosa Uwugiaren.
In the statement the guild said:”One of the fundamental issues that featured prominently during our Editors’ Training Workshops and Town Hall Meetings, held across the six geo- political zones early this year, with the theme: ‘’Media And The Task of Consolidating Nigeria’s Democracy’’, was the need for Editors to thoroughly interrogate the democratic landscape.
” This comprises the political actors: the electoral body, the candidates for elections, the security agencies, the political observers and the electorate , ahead of the 2023 general elections.
“The whole idea is for the media to put all the political actors and other stakeholders on their toes and provide the electorate with useful information to enable them make informed decisions before, during and after the 2023 general elections. Letters have been sent to many political actors to be part of this engagement.
“To kick start the conversation, we wish to invite all members of the Nigerian Guild of Editors to participate in the first edition of the Editors’ Forum on the 2023 general elections, which holds on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Colonnades Hotel, 21 Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos by 6 pm.
“The guest speaker for that day is the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. He is expected to entertain questions from editors on his policies, programmes, as well as the manifesto of his party .
“The Guild believes that the forum offers candidates an opportunity to engage media leaders on details of their plans and programmes if elected into into office.
Please, note that the event is at the instance of the NGE and solely funded by us.
We, therefore, enjoin our members to fully participate in the event and be punctual.