I’m 100 Percent In Support Of Sowore’s Exclusion And Others At The 2019 National Debate Ground- Says Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye
Former Ondo State House of Representative Member, Otunba Gbenga Elegbeleye has thrown his weights behind the decision of National Election Debate Group (NEDG) for excluding African Action Congress Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore from the List of debaters ahead of 2019 General Elections in Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with Maxinews24.com the Ondo State top politician opine, “first I don’t know if he was ban from debating but Independent Electrorial Commission has its stand. And those who are organizing the Nigeria Debate Program have standard which means they already know who they want to call,” he explained.
“Probably they see those who are not invited as people who are just coming to the podium hitting up the polity by way of insulting and abusing people; they know those excluded are not going to get involved in a debate of quality, issues based, rather, they often get involved in a debate of personality attack so I support NEDG 100 percent,” he posited.
Telling him whom the Omoyele Sowore is as the Publisher of renowned Online News outfit, Sahara Reporters, h said, “well I don’t even know him and his Party” Elegbeyele said to Maxinews24.com.
The Presidential Candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore and his followers across Nigeria have since been kicking against the exclusion as they claimed their trusted Candidate was treated like an outcast by National Election Debate Group led by Eddie Emesiri, the Executive Secretary of the Debate Group.
In a related development , Sowore through his Twitter handle appreciated the support of other Presidential Candidates who have added their voice to his protests against the decision of National Election Debate Group where he wrote, “Great thanks to Presidential candidates @feladurotoye @obyezeks and @MoghaluKingsley for adding their voices to #SoworeMustBeIncluded. Not surprised that those of @OfficialPDPNig & @APCNigeria did not care. They created the unjust society crippling Nigerians today.
Recall, out of the 68 Political Parties in Nigeria only Five (5) Parties’ Candidates are listed for Debate namely, All Progressive Congress (APC), Peoples Demoratic Party (PDP), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (AAN) and Young Progressive Party (YPP).