The Chatham house posted an event 3 days ago to confirm the presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as a guest speaker at event titled: ‘Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition.’ The event is billed to hold today 26 February 2015 at about – 10:00 to 11:00 hour at Chatham house in London.
The event according to the Chatham house will be chaired by Sir Richard Gozney KCMG CVO KStJ, a former British High Commissioner to Nigeria.
According to Chatham house official website; ‘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.’
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.