President M. Buhari, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and three other presidential candidates are expected to address Nigerians and win vote for themselves during a presidential debate on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Abuja.
Buhari, who is contesting the February 16 presidential election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, is one of the five candidates invited to a debate being put together by the Nigerian Election Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria ahead of the general elections.
It was however not clear at press time if the President would participate in the debate.
He and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had featured in a town hall meeting on Wednesday.
The Executive Secretary of NEDG, Edidi Emesiri, had in a statement listed candidates shortlisted for the debate alongside Buhari to include those of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili; Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye; Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu.
The debate will hold by 7:00pm.