Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu on Sunday faced each other in the Edo governorship debate organised by Channels Television.
During the debate, which was eagerly followed on social media, the candidates highlighted their stance on job creation, state’s debt stock, infrastructure development, among others.
However, many Nigerians who followed the debate had their say on Twitter on who they thought performed better.
Samson R. Osagie,Esq said, “Obaseki failed woefully. He could not justify the wasteful investment in Sobe farms, defend his three credits without English and mathematics. His was all rhetoric and baseles statistics. His government has made no impact on Edo people.”
Abdulrahman M. said, “The actual winning will be on the 19th when Ize-Iyamu is returned as the next elected Governor of Edo State. I watched the debate and whoever advised Obaseki to attend the debate caused him this election besides his obvious abysmal failure in the last 4 yrs. E go shock una!”
Andrew Isese said, “It seems most of you here didn’t watch the debate, with what i saw, Obaseki fall hand.”
Antonie Naga, stated, “I’ll score ize iyamu when he’s ready to tell us how’s he’s going to fund his simple agenda of about 500 billion naira. For now Obaseki has my 100%. If ize iyamu finally answers the question I’ll give him 5%.”
Iroko Oluwakayode Pius said, “I tell you. In all the debate, he didn’t point out what he can do to make the govt better if elected instead he was busy criticizing Obaseki. That was how Buhari also criticized Jonathan’s govt then so we could vote him in & now we know better. Iyamu has nothing to offer.”
David Bumaye stated that the governor won the debate by a wide margin.
“Definitely Obaseki.. Ize iyamu was just focused on attacking Obaseki’s policies and couldn’t even state his own policies which he wanted to bring on board,” he explained.