The Nigerians in Diaspora Organization, Europe, has announced plans to host all the political parties’ presidential candidates in Vienna, Austria.
The Chairman of NIDOE, Mr Kenneth Gbandi, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja said letters of invitation had been sent to various candidates through their respective parties.
He explained that the invitation was part of activities lined up for the Annual General Meeting of NIDOE, expected to hold between November 8 and 10.
Gbandi said that the idea was to create a platform for interaction with the candidates to ensure active participation of NIDOE and its members in the political process in Nigeria.
“The session will enable members of NIDOE to hear first hand information on what the different candidates are offering Nigerians if voted into power. It will also be an avenue to know how they intend to collaborate with the Diaspora for the advancement of our nation “, he said.
He however called for urgent steps to restore peace across the country ahead of the 2019 General election to ensure protection of lives and properties before, during and after the election.
” We will like to remind the political class that there is an urgent need to refrain from any act that will throw Nigeria into turmoil ahead of the 2019 general elections”, he added.