Profile picture
, 39 tweets, 33 min read Read on Twitter
LIVE: #Nigeria’s presidential candidates face off in debate | TheCable #2019Debate #2019Elections
This is TheCable's live coverage of the 2019 presidential debate organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) and the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG).… #2019Debate
The presidential candidates expected at the debate are Atiku Abubakar, Muhammadu Buhari, Oby Ezekwesili, Fela Durotoye and Kingsley Moghalu.… #2019Debate
The presidential debate is taking place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The candidates are expected to speak on the economy, electricity supply, job creation, health and security, among other issues. #2019Debate…
Kingsley Moghalu, candidate of YPP giving his opening speech. #2019Debate
Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar has just tweeted that he is present at the venue where the debate is taking place.… #2019Debate
.@feladurotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) is presently holding court, and selling himself to Nigerians. He says Nigeria is one of the "most blessed nations on earth", yet suffering from a dearth of good leadership. #2019Debate…
It's now the turn of Oby Ezekwesili, who starts by saying #Nigeria is in dire straits and needs to be rescued immediately. #2019Debate…
.@obyezeks: "We have no business being the poverty capital of the world, with the pattern of politics that we have, we will continue to fail as a nation. #2019Debate…
Following the conclusion of the opening remarks, the debate is now on a short break. #2019Debate
Mark Eddo, the moderator, just announced that: "Atiku did turn up. He was in the hall but at the last second, he decided not to appear."… #2019Debate
Giving her take on poverty alleviation through economic revival, @obyezeks says her plan is to lift 80 million Nigerians out of poverty. #2019Debate
.@MoghaluKingsley says his government will cut down the cost of recurrent expenditure by 50 percent within two years of his administration, if elected. #2019Debate…
.@feladurotoye: "I will be riding in a bus carrying ministers to the airport rather than having a 30 convoy vehicle as a president. #2019Debate
.@obyezeks says she's not surprised that Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, and President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are not at the debate. #2019Debate…
.@obyezeks: "They have simply announced their exit from the governance of this country," #2019Debate…
On the absence of PDP and APC candidates, @feladurotoye says "the future is here. Old things have passed away. Pride always comes before a fall." #2019Debate
"I'm not surprised that the candidates of the @OfficialAPCNg and @OfficialPDPNig have turned their backs on Nigerians", says @MoghaluKingsley while he adds that their absence is rooted in arrogance. #2019Debate…
The debate is now on a second break. Upon resumption, the candidates will talk about improving #Nigeria's security. #2019Debate
Speaking on steps towards curbing insurgency, Ezekwesili says the first thing is to send a sharp message that a new "Sheriff is in town".
@obyezeks says she will set up a SWAT team that will respond to security challenges swiftly. #2019Debate
Durotoye says his administration will integrate values in curriculum of schools. He says the right skills needed in the labour market are not being taught in schools. #2019Debate
8-year-old Emmanuella, a YouTube creator asks the candidates what they will do differently in the education sector if elected. #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate
The YPP candidate has vowed to end ASUU strikes in #Nigeria and improve infrastructure in the education sector if elected president.… #ASUUStrike #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate
.@feladurotoye says he will introduce a free transport system for students. He says we will "fix education to make sure that we are back to the point where everyone who goes through a public school is prepared for success in life". #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate
@MoghaluKingsley promises to make secondary school education free in Nigeria if elected, noting that "we will invest very heavily in the public school system".… #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate
.@feladurotoye: "Everyone above the age of 60 will get free health care and those below five, including pregnant women," #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate…
.@obyezeks: "50 percent of my cabinet will be made up of young people. #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate
The former minister says a way to curb corruption is to bring reform to institutions. "Deregulation in petroleum sector will end humongous corruption in that sector," #2019Debate
.@MoghaluKingsley says: "Access to (free) education is the first thing that will empower the girl child. Secondly, we will make sure that young women are protected in their marriages." #2019Debate…
Giving his pitch on the subject matter, Durotoye spoke in a similar vein as Moghalu, and adds: "We will ensure that we make girl child education very important, and in the north, we will secure them." #2019Debate
According to @obyezeks, "a nation that educates the girl child has a faster track to progress and development". She adds that her presidency will give incentives to families to send girls to schools. #2019Debate…
The three presidential candidates have been asked to give their final statements. #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate2019
"It is time for something new, something different and something bold. The future will be shaped by Google and Alphabet, by artificial intelligence. The future will not be shaped by recycled politicians. It is time for something new"
@feladurotoye says power will shift after the upcoming elections. #2019Debate…
"My running for president is not to be called Madam President. I have spoken to you not as one theorising but as one who truly cares," says @obyezeks. #2019Debate
The debate is over and the spotlight is now on @timidakolo as he belts out the timeless 'One Nation'.
The presidential candidates hold hands as Dakolo sings. #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate #2019Elections
As the three candidates are being presented their certificates of participation, we will at this point draw the curtain on TheCable's liveblog of the presidential debate.… #2019Debate #PresidentialDebate2019 #2019Elections
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to TheCable
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls (>4 tweets) are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!