Drama, Fireworks At Lagos Gov Debate


Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Jamiu Yisa

It was drama and fireworks at the 2015 Lagos State Gubernatorial Debate organised by the Anglican Communion, Diocese of Lagos West in collaboration with the Diocese of Badagry and Mainland.

The debate which had in attendance 17 governorship candidates, was held at Archibishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Oba Akinjobi Way, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.

The candidate of Action Alliance, AC, Mr. Ishola Aregbesola left the audience reeling in laughter when he was giving his autobiography rather than his programme for the state.

He rounded up his speech by saying he was not duly invited for the programme and was surprised when he saw his name on the list.

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The governorship candidate of National Conscience Party, NCP, Ayodele Akele, ran foul of the laid down rules of the debate by attacking the government in power in the state.

He rounded up his speech by pledging that his government would stop illegal towing of vehicles on the highways, purchase 50,000 vehicles to ease transportation, build ring roads across the state.

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Akinwunmi Ambode, hinged his programme on the acronym L.A.G.O.S, meaning: Leadersip, Accountability, Governance, Opportunity and Selfless service.

Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje pledged a robust programme which includes security, housing, economic empowerment, leadership among others.