Immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Atahiru Jega, will join other prominent Nigerians, including former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and Pastor Tunde Bakare to discuss the state of politics in Nigeria at the public launch of #FixPolitics.
Other notable speakers expected at the event scheduled for Wednesday, November 11, 2020, include Aisha Yesufu, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Jude Abaga (also known as M.I Abaga), Cynthia Mbamalu, Yemi Adamolekun, Samson Itodo, among others.
Former presidents of Mexico and Malawi, Mr. Felipe Calderon and Dr. Joyce Banda have also confirmed their participation. Calderon will deliver the keynote speech, while Prof. Remi Sonaiya, a former presidential candidate, will give the welcome address.
According to the organisers of #FixPolitics, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, Prof. Soludo, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Fakhrriyah Hashim and Adamolekun would deliver papers during the first panel session of the day, titled, “Is there an Emerging Consensus to Fix Politics?” which has Dr. Jibo Ibrahim as moderator.
While Dike Chukwumerije is expected to render the Spoken Word on #FixPolitics, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed will be joined by Aboyeji and Mbamalu to discuss “Emerging a New Value-based Political Class.” Dr. Amina Salihu will serve as the moderator.
Jega, Itodo and Ayo Sogunro will take the podium as discussants on “Mobilising a Citizens-led Constitutional, Political and Electoral Reforms,” while Idayat Hassan will moderate.
In the concept note endorsed by 120 Work Study Group members of #FixPolitics, the event will be live-streamed via Facebook at Fix Politics NG and on other social media channels of the group.
Participants are to register via the link: bit.ly/fixpoliticsNG.