Deputy Governorship Debate – February 7, 2019 & Governorship Debate – February 21, 2019

LTV Combo Hall

Partners: NITP, Heinrich Boll Foundation, APBN, Centre for Housing & Development, NUJ Lagos Chapter, NLC Lagos Chapter, NBA Ikorodu Chapter, RATTAWU, Women 91.7FM, LTV, Lagos 107.5FM, Eko 89.75FM, Lagos 96.1FM Traffic Radio, Radio Nigeria & Kaftan TV

Lagos State is regarded as the economic and commercial capital of Nigeria. The state government aim to transform the city–state into Africa’s model mega city. In about twenty years of democratic governance, the State has witnessed development in its landscape, but critical challenges remain in the transportation sector, housing, energy, water, sanitation and industrialization among others.

Hence, organizations with same vision for Lagos State formed an alliance with the name ‘The City that Works Alliance‘ to convene a City that Works Governorship & Deputy Governorship Debates. The debates were organized to engage the governorship and deputy governorship candidates and ascertain which of the candidates has an in – depth understanding of the issues facing Lagos state with good policies to solve those issues.

The City That Works Alliance hosted 2 live debates – deputy governorship and governorship debates.

It was moderated by Toun Okewale Sonaiya, MD/CEO of WFM 91.7.

The following candidates were invited for the deputy governorship debate but did not attend:

  1. Ogunji Orelope (AD)
  2. Adeosun Adebimpe (ADP)
  3. Busari Oluwayemisi (PDP)
  4. Agoro Morenikeji (SDP)

Nevertheless, the following candidates participated in the debate:

  1. Olayemi Oladapo (AAC)
  2. Obafemi Hamzat (APC)
  3. Alawiye Ibraheem Bayo (LP)
  4. Ramatu Iye Shaibu (NCP)
  5. Adesina Ibraheem (YPP)

The debate commenced at 4pm and the opening remarks for the debate was delivered by the Chairman of the Alliance, Qasim Akinreti (NUJ Chairman).

It was moderated by Funke Treasure Durodola, Assistan Director of News, FRCN. The following candidates were invited but didn’t attend the debate:

  1. Owolabi Salis (AD)
  2. Babatunde Gbadamosi (ADP)
  3. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (APC)
  4. Jimi Agbaje (PDP)
  5. Adetokunbo Pearse (SDP)

Nevertheless, the following candidates participated in the debate:

  1. Musa Mutairu (ANDP)
  2. Awamaridi Ifagbemi (LP)
  3. Babatunde Aiyeola (MPN)
  4. Funso Awe (NCP)
  5. Adebisi Ogunsanya (YPP)

The debate commenced at 4pm and the opening remarks for the debate was delivered by the Chairman of the Alliance, Qasim Akinreti (NUJ Chairman).

On Saturday, March 9th, the people of Lagos State elected their democratic governor. Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu won with 739, 445 votes while his closest opponent, Jimi Agbaje had 206, 141 votes.