The Vice-Presidential candidates debate for the 2019 general elections organised by Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Friday, with five candidates slugging it out.
The debate featured five political party’s Vice Presidential candidates, they are: Ganiyu Galadima of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN); Khadija Abdullahi-Iya of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN).
Others are: incumbent Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Umma Getso of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
While all the contestants were given opportunity to express themselves, social media commentators have narrowed the debate down to two people, which are Prof. Yemi Osinbajo of APC and Peter Obi of PDP.
Prominent party leaders have also expressed their views of how the debate went.
See their reactions below:
Atiku Abubakar: “I watched with pride as @PeterObi laid out our vision to get Nigeria working again. Can’t wait for the presidential debate. #2019Debate.”
Aminu Tambuwal: “Watching the #VPDebate I can assure Nigerians that @officialPDPnig we got the right man for the job as Vice President.
“Peter Obi is backing all his points with facts and figures, proffering solutions too.
“What a man!”
Governor Dankwabo: “I am so proud of Peter Obi tonight. He is reeling out facts and figures to buttress his argument.
Kola Ologbondiyan: “Congratulations our Vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
“You made the @OfficialPDPNig proud tonight by exposing the lies and inefficiency of @OfficialAPCNg and President @MBuhari administration.
“Sure, we would “#GetNigeriaWorkingAgain and make life better for all our people.”
Festus Keyamo: “The most damaging campaign in which Peter Obi is engaged is always citing what China & other great countries did all these years to become great whereas these countries didn’t do all these in the last 3 years. They did these during the same period his party destroyed our future.”
Ayodele Fayose: “Delighted that our VP candidate, Peter Obi demonstrated high level of understanding of issues relating to the economy of this country. In PDP, we have brains in abundance, while in the other party, they have lies in abundance.”
“We will surely get Nigeria working again.
Reno Omokri: “Information reaching me is that after watching the vice Presidential #2019Debate both Dolapo and Kiki Osinbajo have resolved to vote for @PeterObi and the @OfficialPDPNig Presidential candidate on the advise of @AishamBuhari.”
“This is satire. Or maybe not” “#RenosDarts.”
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