Uites flock CLA PG Room for ‘The Candidates’


Olanshile Ogunrinu

Students from various departments in the University of Ibadan have been flocking the PG Room in the department of Communication and Language Arts every evening since Thursday for the town hall series for the presidential candidates of leading political parties ahead of the 2023 general elections. The Candidates is a two-hour live televised town hall meeting that features the presidential and vice presidential candidates of the six leading political parties on different episode of the meetings.

The town hall meetings which is sponsored by MacArthur foundation,NTA Nigeria and others had Prince Adewole Adebayo and running mate, Alh. Yusuf Buhari, of the Social Democratic Party on Thursday, 17th November, Mr. Omoyele Stephen Sowore and running mate, Barrister Haruna Garba Magashi, of the African Action Congress Party on Friday, 18th November, Sen. Rabiu Musa Nwankwaso and running mate, Bishop Isaac Idahosa, of the New Nigeria Peoples Party on Saturday, 19th November .

Mr. Peter Obi (CON) and running mate, Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, of the Labour Party were be live on the show on Monday, 21st November and Alh. Atiku Abubakar and running mate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party were on the show on Tuesday 22nd November. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and running mate, Sen. Shettima Kashim of the All Progressives Congress Party will appear on Wednesday, 23rd November.

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