“Of all the institutions of a democratic society, there’s none as formidable as an awakened and conscious citizenry.” – Shehu Sanni
Ekiti’s governorship election on Saturday June 21, 2014 kicks of the 2014/2015 election season.
Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), a coalition of young Nigerians promoting good governance and citizen engagement will host a live televised debate for three of the leading candidates on Sunday, June 1, 2014.
This continues EiE’s tradition of hosting youth-focused debates, having co-hosted the first youth-focused presidential debate in the country in 2011. It has since hosted debates in Cross River and Anambra (in partnership with Channels TV).
There are 18 candidates vying for the position of Governor and the four leading candidates were invited to participate in the debate: incumbent governor Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress (APC); former governor Ayo Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Opeyemi Bamidele of the Labour Party (LP); and Accord Party flagbearer, Kole Ajayi.
Mr Fayose of PDP declined to participate in the debate.
Candidates are expected to make public their plans for Ekiti youth with special focus on education, security, power supply and employment/enterprise.
The debate will be aired live on EKTV, NTA Ekiti & TVC.