“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, 2014.

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 employment/enterprise.

The debate will be aired live on EKTV, NTA Ekiti & TVC.

About EnoughIsEnough Nigeria

EnoughisEnough Nigeria (www.eienigeria.org) is a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations committed to instituting a culture of 
good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens. The coalition includes The Future Project; Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN); Education as a Vaccine (EVA); Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND); LYNX Nigeria, Budgit, RISE Networks; Chocolate City Group and EME. EiE Nigeria created the RSVP (Register|Select|Vote|Protect) Campaign to leverage technology, especially social media to mobilize significant participation from citizens in the 18-35 age bloc in the 2011 elections and beyond.

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