Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have disagreed over governorship debate.
Edo APC, in an online statement by the Chairman of its Media Campaign Council, Prince John Mayaki, alleged the Nigeria Elections Debate Group was forced to call off its scheduled debate between contenders in the Edo governorship race after Obaseki announced a sudden pullout from the debate, citing unpreparedness.
But Obaseki, while speaking on the matter at the palace of Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, insisted he was not invited to the debate.
Edo APC claimed: “The debate, previously scheduled for September 2 with the candidate of the APC, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, among the first to confirm his attendance, would no longer hold.
“It was the first of debates meant to showcase the contenders, particularly candidates of the two major parties, before the electorate to speak directly to their manifesto and entertain difficult questions on their intentions and the viability of their plans for office.