The much anticipated live TV debate among top contenders in the Delta State gubernatorial election will now hold on March 24 in Asaba as against the earlier announced February 19.
Doely Intermediaries and Inspire Delta, organisers of the 2015 Delta State Gubernatorial Election Debate, in a statement last week announced that the postponement became necessary to accommodate everybody. Project Coordinator, Jude Banye said the decision to postpone the event was taken in light of the recent postponement of the General and State Elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Banye explained that due to the importance of the gubernatorial election debate and the anticipation of the state and its indigenes towards this event, there was a need to ensure that it was an all-encompassing debate with full attendance of all the gubernatorial candidates.
He stated that after consultations with all candidates and parties involved, the organisation had been constrained to postpone the event to March 24, 2015 to ensure the attendance of all candidates.
The event is still billed to hold at Grand Hotel, Asaba, Delta State, at 7.00pm and will be broadcast live on Channels TV. Doely Intermediaries is an independent, nonpartisan management consultancy headed by seasoned business analysts and workshop facilitators. Doely Intermediaries organised the 2011 Election Symposium tagged: One Man One Vote How Possible?
The debate which will be broadcast live on Channels Television and covered by major media houses, will be an ideal opportunity for the three main contenders, Chief Great Ogboru of the Labour Party (LP), Olorogun Otega Emerhor of APC and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa of the PDP to share their vision with Deltans at home and in the Diaspora.
“The move is a response to the need for candidates to articulate their plans and abilities to Delta indigenes and get the people more involved in the electoral process.
The Gubernatorial Election Debate is intended to inform, sensitise and involve voters in the 2015 Delta State political process,” Banye concluded.