by Isi Esene
Enough Is Enough Nigeria, a coalition of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement is hosting a televised debate for candidates vying for the governorship position in the South west state of Ekiti.
The election scheduled to take place on June 21, 2014 will see the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, former governor Ayo Fayose, Labour Party candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele and Accord Party flagbearer, Kole Ajayi battle it out at the polls against the incumbent governor, Kayode Fayemi.
Fayemi who took over from PDP’s Olusegun Oni in 2010 after a long drawn dispute at the Elections Petition Tribunal, have promised to run on the strength of the people-centred policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his administration’s achievements over the last four years.
The youth focused debate organised by EiE Nigeria in partnership with other reputable media organisations will be aired live place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3pm.
Candidates are expected to make public their plans for Ekiti youth with special focus on employment, education, security and power supply.
Candidates of all major political parties in the state have indicated their interest to participate in the debate with the exception of Fayose who declined invitation.
The June 21 elections is expected to be one of the most important elections to be conducted in the state considering the massive following each of the candidates command.