A group, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), said it will be holding a town hall meeting for governorship aspirants in Lagos State on Thursday, stating that the forum was to afford the aspirants from across party line the opportunity to showcase their programmes for Lagosians.
Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran, made the disclosure in a statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune.
The keynote address will be given by Dr Tunji Baithwaite while Bisi Olateru Olagbegi will be the moderator.
According to him, the town hall parley was put together to allow Lagos residents have an interface with those aspiring to lead them and also afford the electorate the opportunity to voice out what they expected from whoever is going to lead them from 2015.
Adeniran said a gathering of about one thousand participants comprising representatives of all the original 20 local councils in Lagos were being expected to come forward with various agitations of people from their zones and match them with the programmes of aspirants.
The CACOL chairman said that the aim of the parley was also to allow the electorate have the opportunity to engage their aspiring leaders before the kick off of campaigns when communication would have become a monologue.
“We see the need for the political parties to come up with credible people to represent them as candidates in the forthcoming governorship elections in Lagos State.
“We also see the need for the masses to have a chance of engaging those that want to lead them, tell them what they want and also scrutinise their programmes to see if they go along with their aspirations.