Ready to go: EiE Nigeria to host Osun’s first ever debate will cover it live [DETAILS] 


All is set as Osun state prepares to host its first ever gubernatorial election debate.

The debate, organized by the Osun Pro-Democracy Youth (OPDY), LYNX Nigeria, and Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), will hold today at the Leisure Spring Hotel, Iwo-Ibadan expressway, Osogbo.

Of the 20 candidates contesting at the polls, four participants were invited based on results of an online poll.

The four participants are Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Iyiola Omisore, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP); Fatai Akinbade, Labour Party (LP); and Segun Akinwusi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), would participate in the debate.

Ibrahim Adeoti, is the fifth candidate of the debate. According to the organisers, the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) partitcipant was invited to the debate on the basis of being the youngest of the 20 governorship aspirants.

Sunday’s TV debate would highlight the critical importance of the youth who represent 70 percent of Nigeria’s population, yet their issues are not adequately represented in the national and local agenda.

Candidates will be expected to make public their plans for Osun youths with special focus on education, employment, enterprise and empowerment, the organisers said.

“This is the first debate in Osun’s 23-year history and Osun residents, especially young people, are encouraged to avail themselves of the opportunity to decide their own fate based on the facts,” said Maruf Adewole, the Secretary of OPDY.

On concerns over security at the debate, the organizers said that the event is non-partisan and, as a result, political party clothing or material would not be allowed in the venue, said the organizers. will be covering the event live as it unfolds. Follow on Twitter – @YNaija2015.

Iyiola Omisore was yet to confirm his attendance as of the time of this report.

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