“Of all the institutions of a democratic society, there’s none as
formidable as an awakened and conscious citizenry.” – Shehu Sanni
Ekiti’s governorship election on Saturday June 21, 2014 kicks of the
2014/2015 election season.
Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE Nigeria), a coalition of young Nigerians
promoting good governance and citizen engagement will host a live
televised debate for three of the leading candidates on Sunday, June 1,
This continues EiE’s tradition of hosting youth-focused debates, having
co-hosted the first youth-focused presidential debate in the country in
2011. It has since hosted debates in Cross River and Anambra (in
partnership with Channels TV).
There are 18 candidates vying for the position of Governor and the four
leading candidates were invited to participate in the debate: incumbent
governor Kayode Fayemi, of the All Progressives Congress (APC); former
governor Ayo Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Opeyemi
Bamidele of the Labour Party (LP); and Accord Party flagbearer, Kole
Mr Fayose of PDP declined to participate in the debate.
Candidates are expected to make public their plans for Ekiti youth with
special focus on education, security, power supply and
The debate will be aired live on EKTV, NTA Ekiti & TVC.