Osun Governorship Debate 2022
The Osun Governorship Debate 2022 is ongoing in Osogbo, the state capital.
The debate which is being organised by Channels Television in partnership with Situation Room comes just a week before the governorship election in the state.
Channels Television’s political editor and the moderator, Seun Okinbaloye, will grill participants on critical issues bordering on security and deployment of security vote, job creation, education, infrastructure, social inclusion, stance on vote-buying, wealth creation, as well as the state’s economic growth among others.
Five candidates are participating in the Osun Governorship Debate 2022 where they will have the opportunity to talk about their plans for the people of Osun State if returned elected.
They include (in no particular order) incumbent Governor Adegboyega Oyetola who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another four-year term, and Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and candidate of the Labour Party, Yusuf Lasun, as well as Dr Oyegoke Omigbodun of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Dr Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party, are also expected to show up for the debate.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that it would conduct the election in all the local government areas of the state on July 16.
Following this announcement, INEC cleared 15 candidates from various political parties to contest the governorship election.