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Candidates of several political parties running for the governorship position in Lagos state met for a gubernatorial debate on Wednesday 9th January, 2019.
The debate which was organized by the Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI Lagos network has the theme, Good Governance: What Next.
According to the organizers, not less than 13 candidates were invited including candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but only 10 of them were present.
Present for the debate include Dr Tokunbo Pearse of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof. Awamaridi Ifagbemi of Labour Party (LP), Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi of Action Democratic Party (ADP), Mr Ladipo Johnson of (ANP), Mr Funsho Awe of National Conscience Party (NCP), Princess Adebisi Ogunsanya of Young Progressive Party (YPP), Mr Abiodun Dabiri of Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), Dr Oluwasegun Musa of ANDP, Mr Francis Adebayo of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Mr Oluwasun Ajireloja of Action Alliance Congress (AAC).
Candidate of All Progressive Party, APC, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Jimi Agbaje were absent from the debate.
During the debate, Candidates were asked questions on their Plan for Lagos State when they assume office relating to their various fields of specialization by the moderator.
Questions were also asked on their intended plans and policies to curb insecurity, improve the health sector, improve waste management and improve the economy of Lagos state.
As contained in the theme of the event, candidates were also asked their opinion as regards the governance of Lagos state and how they plan to improve it.
Audience at the event also had the opportunity to ask the candidates questions.
At the end of the debate, YALI Network Lagos, showed their appreciation to the candidates for honouring their invitation.
Lagosians were however urged not to ensure the powers of their votes are well utilized and decist from vote buying.