Video On Demand

Political Parties and Nigeria's Electoral Process

April 7, 2014 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

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)

Monday, April 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
2nd Floor Conference Room

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.