Political Parties and Nigeria's Electoral Process

  • Monday, Apr 7, 2014
  • Speakers include:

    Babafemi Ojudu
    Senator, Ekiti State, All Progressives Congress (APC) 

    Lai Mohammed
    National Publicity Secretary, APC

    Doyin Okupe
    Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs, Government of Nigeria 

    Sanya Awosan
    Senior Special Assistant to the President, Government of Nigeria

    Fred Majemite
    Political Adviser to Governor Uduaghan, People's Democratic Party (PDP)

    Join us for a discussion of the critical roles and responsibilities of Nigeria’s political leaders, candidates, and party supporters in laying the foundations for peaceful, credible elections in 2015.  We will hear from the leaders of the two main parties about their plans for the primary contests, and their strategies for enforcing good conduct among candidates, promoting issue-based rather than personality-driven campaigning, ensuring a tone of moderation in the debates, and encouraging respect for the election outcome. This conference is part of an ongoing series, supported by the Ford Foundation, bringing Nigerian officials, civil society activists, and opinion leaders to Washington, D.C. to engage with U.S. policymakers and Africa experts on how best to ensure that Nigeria's 2015 elections are free, fair, and peaceful.

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