Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the immediate past Senate Minority Leader, will be the keynote speaker on Thursday, July 28, 2022, when Ikengaonline virtual town hall officially makes its debut.
The former deputy governor of Abia State will speak on “The South-East and the 2023 general election: Participation in the midst of Insecurity.”
Ikengaonline is a South-East-focused media platform, which aims to give voice to citizens of the South-East, and parts of Rivers and Delta states, and highlight the challenges facing the region.
The town hall meeting which will hold on Zoom (https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84753810187?pwd=b1NsQndHSjFwc1ZiSUtqVU9kT3R3Zz09) at 7p.m. West African (Nigerian) Time, is the first in a series of scheduled monthly meetings meant to discuss topical issues facing the South-East zone of Nigeria in particular, and the nation in general.
Special guests expected at the event include, Dr Alex Chidozie, publicity secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo; Professor Chidi Odinkalu of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, USA; Prof Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, legal scholar and founder of Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Chief Chris Isiguzo, national president, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ); Prince Emmanuel Kanu, a younger brother to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB); civil society leaders and youths from the South-East.
The event will be moderated by Dr. Osmund Agbo and Dr Chido Onumah.
Ikengaonline is a publication of Ikenga Media and Cultural Awareness Initiative (IMCAI), a non-profit entity that seeks to promote positive socio-cultural values, accountability and good governance through media and public education.
Ikengaonline is part of the Collaborative Media Engagement for Development Inclusivity and Accountability Project, a multi-level intervention for media independence and government accountability, managed by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and supported by MacArthur Foundation.
▪︎ By Uche Ugboajah, Editor-in-Chief, Ikenga Online