Today all eyes will be on Ademola Adeleke of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as another debate will be coming up in Osogbo, the state capital courtesy TV Continental (TVC).
A debate is a great avenue for contestants to put forward and convince electorates why they should be voted for.
Ademola Adeleke is the trending news on twitter right now because; 1) of the controversy surrounding his SSCE certificate, 2) his a alleged exam malpractice.
The first controversy has been elaborated and blown beyond imagination by his main opposition in the state, All Progressive Party (APC).
Adeleke, according to the examination body, sat for WAEC in 1981 but had F9 in English Language.
What’s the position of Electoral Act and Nigerian Constitution?
Electoral act or Nigeria’s constitution are silent on the issue of performance. It only says a candidate vying for the position of a governor must have at least passed out of secondary school.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola was quoted to have said that considering Adeleke’s poor performance in the 1981 WAEC examination, he (Ademola Adeleke) isn’t qualified for OYES cadet, a youth empowerment programme in the state.
That was actually going when Channels TV told the world that it’d be organising debate for the major contenders on September 16, 2018 ahead of the September 22 Governorship Election.
Five of them qualified for the Channels Osun Debate and were invited to face the world, telling them why they should be voted for.
Those present include: Mr. Iyiola Omisore of Social Democratic Party (SDP); Mr. Fatai Akinbade of African Democratic Congress (ADC); the governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party, Mr. Moshood Adeoti, and Gboyega Oyetola of All Progressive Congress (APC).
Why did he missed Channels September 16 Osun Debate?
“He doesn’t have anything to say, so why should he be attend in the first place,” one of our political analysts said.
But at InfomediaNG we quite disagree with that, and we’ll tell you why.
Why Ademola should have attended the Channels Osun Debate
It was an opportunity to speak to his fans and admirers, not to his political foes. SIMPLE!
Will Ademola Adeleke attend September 20 TVC Osun Debate?
Why we can’t authoritatively say YES, InfomediaNG believes that he has got another chance to speak to his fans.
But he has more troubles coming into today’s debate than the September 16 debate organised by the Channels.
During the Channels Debate, he only had controversy of failing his SSCE exams.
But his case has been made complicated by the declaration of the Nigerian Police that he involved himself in exam malpractice in NECO exam, which they say he sat for at age 57.
On September 19, Nigeria’s police authority issued a statement that he should report at the police headquarters for questioning about exam fraud.
That dominated political debate until President Muhammadu Buhari prevailed over the the fearless IGP Idris to put Adeleke’s invitation on hold until after September 22.
But we hope to see Adeleke honour the Osun Debate, organised by TVC to majorly do the following:
Avoid responding to negativity, which is going to dominate major of the questions that will be directed at him.
He should remain calm at the debate
His advisers should be drilling him right now on how to answer questions at the debate rather than telling him not to attend.
Every Nigerian politician is surrounded with controversy, his isn’t an exception, but depends on how he manages it.
InfomediaNG will bring you the update of the TCV 2018 Osun Debate as it happens.
We will be focusing on the analysis of the debate.
What’s your view about the upcoming debate? Should Ademola Adeleke attend or not?