The 2023 presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party(LP) have confirmed they will be speaking on the topic, “Democratic Transitions in 21st Century Nigeria: 2023 and Beyond.” at the forthcoming Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association which will hold this month at the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos from August 19 to 26, 2022.
This was disclosed by the Chairman, Technical Committee on Conference Planning, Tobenna Erojikwe, saying invitations had been sent out to the other two candidates, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party(NNPP), but awaiting to confirm their availability.
“We are excited to announce that of the four leading presidential candidates we sent invites to, two have confirmed to us that they would be available to speak at the 62nd NBA Annual General Conference holding at the Eko Atlantic City in Lagos. We await a response from the other two and we are hopeful that it would be positive,” Erojikwe said.
He said that the presidential candidates’ session will come after the conference opening ceremony and will give participants an opportunity to interact with the presidential candidates just six months ahead of Nigeria’s general elections next year.
“It is a first in the history of the NBA Annual General Conference and it is in line with our aspiration to make the 2022 AGC a legacy conference that sets a standard that will become a benchmark for subsequent conferences of the NBA. We are looking forward to seeing participants have a robust engagement with the candidates,” Erojikwe added.