Nigerians Voice Their Opinion On The 2019 VP Presidential Debate
Transcorp Hilton Hotel played host to Nigeria’s vice presidential candidates including the incumbent vice president Professor Yemi Osibanjo and anchored by Imoni Amarere.
The VP debate which was organised by Nigeria Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria had in attendance, Professor Yemi Osibanjo (All Progressive Congress); Mr Peter Obi (Peoples Democratic Party), Khadija Abdullahi-Iya (Alliance for New Nigeria), Ganiyu Galadima (Allied Congress Party of Nigeria) and Umma Getso (Young Progressives Congress).
However, Nigerians saw it as a debate between Osibanjo and Obi.
Below are the opinions of people on the different subject matters:
In this #VPDebate, Peter Obi has been the only one who have used his 2 minutes judiciously and has never been cut off while talking, he uses his time judiciously and ends his talk before it hits his 2 minutes.
He is a good manager at everything, even of time #2019Debate
— South East Boss Lady (@SEastBossLady) December 14, 2018
So people are saying @PeterObi is giving fake stats. But nobody on that stage bothered to counter him with the correct one. Meaning they don’t even have an idea whether he is right or wrong😂…..Are we not finished in this country🙆 #VPDebate#2019Bebate
— dsu_$lim (@donsammyU) December 14, 2018
— Sensei (@the_BlackYoda) December 14, 2018
I was expecting somebody to remind VP Osinbajo that ASUU is still on strike, when he said “…we are placing priority on education”#VicePresidentialDebate
— Elabor Joe Agbebaku (@ElaborJoe1) December 14, 2018
“We can’t remove subsidy immediately. We tried it in the beginning and people suffered.” – Osinbajo
“What you are subsidizing is inefficiency” (then goes on to reel fire stats that back his point)”. – Peter Obi. #VPDebate
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) December 14, 2018
Osibanjo may have a point but Peter obi gave an excellent analysis on the subsidy issue!!#vicepresidentialdebate
— Orji Okè Osisi 🇳🇬 (@vviAce_) December 14, 2018
Another major highlight from last night’s VP #2019Debate was the emergence of two brave/bold Northern Muslim women debating side by side with Men. It paints a very positive & progressive image on the Girl-Child in Northern Nigeria.
Should inspire many.
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) December 15, 2018
Kudos to the Vice presidential candidate of YPP, Umma Getso, a very intelligent, confident, and sound woman. Very impressed! #vicepresidentialdebate
— zubi (@zubichild) December 14, 2018
— Eddie Madaki (@EddieMadaki) December 14, 2018
Peter Obi and Jimi Agbaje have some things in common…. Speak English.. Blow Grammar… Attack.. Twist Words… But ZERO Content.. #VPDebate
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) December 14, 2018
Something is telling me @PeterObi did Night Class for this small debate
The man is just dishing out figures and statistics anyhow
Sorry @ProfOsinbajo you should have allowed market women follow you here. #Vicepresidentialdebate
— Kufre Samuel (@kufresamuell) December 14, 2018
Ahead of the forthcoming presidential debate in January 19, 2019, the Executive Secretary of NEDG, Edidi Emesiri, in a statement stated that those listed include Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili; Alliance for New Nigeria, Fela Durotoye; All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari; Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu.
We wait to see how this will turn out.
In the meantime, let us know what your thoughts are.