Atiku, Peter Obi, Tinubu to meet again at LCCI forum

Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu

The frontline candidates for next year’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu, have been scheduled to attend the 2022 edition of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s private sector economic forum.

The chamber said in a statement that the forum will hold on three separate dates at the Commerce House, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Atiku and Obi were together in the same building last month at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association. Tinubu, however, sent his running mate Kashim Shettima to represent him.

LCCI said the forum would provide a first-hand opportunity for presidential candidates of the three leading political parties to speak to the organised private sector on their economic blueprint for Nigeria.

Atiku, former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is expected to speak on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 9.30 am; Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 9.30 am while Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would speak on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 9.30 am.

As part of its public policy advocacy, the chamber said it will continue to explore ways of creating a conducive business environment in Nigeria through positive engagement with governments at all levels.

“The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has over the years offered a platform where governorship and presidential candidates from major political parties in Nigeria present their plans for private sector development in Nigeria,” the statement reads.

“The LCCI has hosted this series of forum successfully over the last four political transitions (16 years) in the country.

“While the LCCI is non-partisan, private sector operators are however interested in the economic agenda of the candidates and their plans to make a better Nigeria in the next dispensation.”

LCCI said the event would be streamed on social media platforms and would also provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions from the presidential candidates on their manifesto.