The Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) better known as Chatam House has confirmed that presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari will be speaking at its event billed for Thursday, February 26, 2015 in London.
In a statement on its website, Chatam House said Buhari would be speaking on the topic “Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition.”
The statement reads:
“The postponement of Nigeria’s fifth election since its return to civilian rule in 1999, together with fierce political competition, a security crisis and severe economic challenges linked to the drop in oil price, have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of conducting this essential process in such a complex environment. While there is widespread speculation as to the reasons for the delay, there is also widespread acknowledgment of the necessity that national elections do now take place as scheduled on 28 March,” Chatam House said in its website while announcing the programme on Monday.
“General Muhammadu Buhari, former military ruler (1983-85) and now opposition presidential candidate, will discuss the importance of democracy for Africa’s future, and in particular why delivering dividends of elected government matter both to Nigeria and internationally.”
The event will streamed live starting at 10am GMT and all those wishing to pose a question to General Buhari are advised to do so via Twitter using the hash tag #CHAfrica”