Four political parties were selected for the programme. The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) took the lead on Wednesday.
At the end of the programme, some Nigerians took to social media to assess President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice -President Yemi Osinbajo.
Here are some reactions:
Watching #NGTheCandidates on NTA
Baba is fumbling like Bakayoko of Chelsea as usual
He can’t hear or answer simple questions well
So Osinbajo is now doing a Kante for him
He is intercepting all the passes and covering up for him
Fam, We need to sell this Bakayoko this season
Well at least he’s lively now that they are talking about his beloved grazing rights, Buhari insists on grazing routes
On Ganduje issue, history will remember that a President once touted for integrity, chose the path of political expediency, aka “5Million” votes, over $5Million kick-back collecting Governor, in a state with millions of out-of-school children (the highest in NGR)
May an honest, candid, courageous APC supporter, explain to me in a cohesive, logical and rational way WHY their party didn’t simply field @ProfOsinbajo as candidate OTHER THAN ‘ZONING’?
May Northerners explain to me why they would/would not have voted for PYO?
Is anyone listening to VP Osinbajo on #NgTheCandidates ?Only the enemy of Nigeria will say @ProfOsinbajo will not succeed @MBuhari as the next president come 2023, the man is just first among equals. It is not about it’s south east turn it is about putting the best foot forward.
President @MBuhari is a spectator at a town-hall interaction he should be bossing, while @ProfOsinbajo is doing all the talking. Members of the audience are intermittently applauding Osinbajo while Buhari remains quiet, watching his deputy’s lips. WHAT A SHAME!!!#NgTheCandidates