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Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Tough On Why Lagos Need A Change In Government

Gubernatorial Debate 2019; Lagos Deserves Better!!!

The gubernatorial debate which was held on Wednesday 9th, January 2019 at the Civic Hive on Montgomery Road, Yaba Lagos was graced with so much brilliance from all the candidates present.

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Only three of the 13 invited gubernatorial candidates were absent, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress {APC}, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the People’s Democratic Party {PDP}, and Mrs. Omolewa Adesanya of the Providence People’s Congress {PPC}.

The debate which was tagged “GOOD GOVERNANCE: What’s Next?” had no less than 10 political parties ably represented by their gubernatorial candidates in attendance, all of whom brought to light various germane issues affecting Lagos as a state, ranging from environmental hazards {i.e flooding and waste management}, transportation and housing problems, and most importantly, the issue of insecurity and unemployment in the state and also proffer various policies to solving these critical issues.
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The 10 candidates who were present are Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi of the ADP, Mr. Abiodun Dabiri of the ANRP, Mr. Francis Adebayo of the ANN, Mr. Funso Awe of the NCP, Mrs Adebisi Ogunsanya of YPP, Dr. Tokunbo Pearse of SDP, Mr. Ladipo Johnson of ANP, Mr. Ifagbemi Awamaridi of the LP, Mr. Oluwasegun Musa of ANDP and the AAC Lagos gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Oluwaseun Ajireloja.
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The event was well attended by the good people of Lagos, most of whom yearn for a change in governance in the state in order to incur rapid development, considering the population of Lagos state and the influx of hundreds of thousands of people from other parts of the country and nearby countries who migrate into the state on daily basis with no aim of emigrating anytime soon.

Our candidate, Mr. Oluwaseun Ajireloja, hammered on the need to increase the minimum wage of the state from what it is as of today to One Hundred Thousand Naira living wage as it is obvious that the #18,000 currently paid to workers is a meagre amount which can never be enough to cater for any family no matter how few.
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He also talked about going digital on the issue of security as that would drastically eradicate insecurity in the state, and reduce death rates while also giving room for people to run their businesses without fear of being robbed or killed.

All the candidates present performed absolutely well in answering the questions, presenting their party manifestos and also, their individual proposed policies for the state if they become governor.