This infographic shows the performance of all the invited governorship candidates to the Channels 2018 Osun Dabate ahead of the September 22, 2018 election in the state.
The vies expressed in this infographic and its interpretation do not reflect the generality views of Nigerians, it’s completely InfomediaNG
Osun Debate held on September 16, anchored by one of Nigeria’s boldest political journalists Seun Okinbaloye.
According to the tv station, only five out of the over 40 aspirants made it through to the debate that was monitored by millions of Nigerians home and abroad.
The invited candidates were Action Democratic Party (ADP) aspirant Mr. Moshood Adeoti; Mr. Fatai Akinbade of African Democratic Congress (ADC); Iyiola Omisore of Social Democratic Party (SDP); Gboyega Oyetola of All Progressive Congress (APC), and Ademola Adeleke of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Unfortunately PDP candidate Senator Ademola Adeleke was absent till the two-hour debate lasted.
How they performed
Ademola Adeleke of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) 0%
Ademola Adeleke of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) scores 0% because he failed to honour a great platform he would have used to garner more support for his candidacy and his party.
Adeleke has a lot controversies surrounding his SSCE, but we at infomediaNG believes that that shouldn’t have been an excuse for his absence without any communication to the organisers of the debate.
He’s not the only contestant who is facing controversies, every Nigerian politician does.
And that played out when SDP candidate was asked, “Who killed Bola Ige?
That could have great implication on his party as count down to the election begins.
Gboyega Oyetola of All Progressive Congress (APC) 37%
All eyes were on Mr. Oyetola of APC because he’s representing the party that has been paying half salary to Osun civil servants for more than two years.
InfomediaNG thought he would not honour the Osun Debate, but Oyetola came, even though came late, he performed incredibly well over his contenders.
First question that was asked was, “Why do you think people of Osun should vote for you as their governor?”
While others only read out their CV without answering the question, Oyetola went straight to the question.
On the issue of Osun debt profile, his answer wasn’t convincing enough, but his boldness and choice of words on “the same school uniform” in Osun State were impressive.
Moshood Adeoti of Action Democratic Party (ADP) 15%
Mr. Adeoti submitted that if elected he would adjust some policies that need modification.
But he wasn’t firm in his words, he was lost in the debate, we saw him as someone who was still in love with APC.
He served in the APC government until the last hours of presenting a candidate for the party before he decamped to ADP when he couldn’t secure the ticket in APC.
Mr. Fatai Akinbade of African Democratic Party (ADC) 18%
We couldn’t rate him beyond 18% because he failed to convincingly answer why people of Osun should trust him with their votes.
Iyiola Omisore of Social Democratic Party (SDP) 30%
Omisore was the boldest of all contestants as he tackled Oyetola on the debt status of the state.
Though he couldn’t substantiate some of his figures when he mentioned “Opon imo” I.e Osun State branded devices given to secondary schools in the state.
On the issue of debit status of Osun, Omisore was clear enough. He was fearless, though sarcastic.
InfomediaNG final thought
Osun State goes to polls on Saturday, September 22, 2018, we will will continue to analyze the news.
Over to you?
Who do you think would win the Osun Governorship Election?