While the presidential candidates are avoiding debates, governorship candidates in Oyo state are going head-to-head at debates organised by some media houses in the city including Space FM, Radio Nigeria and the latest one, that of Splash FM.
Even though other platforms have organised debates for the governorship candidates, I believe that of Splash FM is the biggest and I expect this year’s edition to be even bigger.
I expect the gladiators to really take things personal this is because there are lots of super candidates this year – imagine former governors Alao Akala and Rasheed Ladoja and incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi slugging it out with Teslim Folarin and others in the hands of Edmund Obilo.
I also believe Seyi Makinde would strive to put up a good fight and prove he has sufficient experience, not just money, to be qualified as a candidate to beat this year.
Governor Ajimobi has the charisma and fluency, I expect him to really shine tomorrow but Ladoja has public sympathy so it could also go his way depending on the types of questions that are asked and the extent of direct confrontations the organisers will allow.
It is going to be quite interesting so don’t miss it.