Lagos - As part of its efforts to bring about good governance, excellence and accountability to bear on politicians, the Nigeria Union of Journalists Lagos State Council is organising a two-day live debate for gubernatorial candidates of 17 political parties fielding candidates for the February 28, 2015
governorship poll in the state.
The parties are the Alliance for Democracy, All Progressives Congress, Unity Party of Nigeria, Kowa Party, National Conscience Party, Progressive Peoples’ Alliance, Action Alliance and Allied Congress Party.
Others are the Peoples Democratic Party, New Nigeria Peoples’ Party, Advance Congress of Democrats, Mega Progressive Party, Independent Democrat, Peoples Democratic Movement, All Progressives Grand Alliance and Labour Party.Also read: Play responsible politics, aspirant advises politicians
In a statement signed by the Lagos State Chairman of the NUJ, Deji Elumoye, and Secretary, Abimbola Oyetunde, the debate, tagged: “Lagos Decides 2015,” being put together in collaboration with Lagos Television, will be transmitted live on January 28 and 297pm
to 9 daily on Lagos Television and other friendly television and radio stations.
The statement further said the candidates, eight for the first day and nine on the second day, will field questions from seasoned panelists, senior journalists, civil society groups, professional bodies, students, market men and women, artisans, commercial drivers, as well as civil servants, among others.
“The aim of the live debate is to ensure that Lagosians irrespective of his or her status is given the opportunity to ask questions from the candidates on how they want to move Lagos forward,” the statement added.
The Union said adequate security will be provided during the two-day live debate.
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