I'm watching Silverbird TV's 2-part gubernatorial debates at the moment. Last night's debates featured Babatunde Fashola, Femi Pedro, Ladipo Johnson and Uche Ibukun Omihai. I'm not overly interested in politics, but I do want to know what each candidate is offering (it all sounds depressingly the same, though people more knowledgeable and interested in politics than I assure me that their manifestos are very different). I thought Fashola and Pedro seemed to have facts and figures to back-up what they were saying (though I have no idea how correct their stats are). They certainly seemed a lot more prepared than Omihai and Johnson (until last night, I didn't know who Ladipo Johnson was).
Tonight's debates features Jimi Agbaje, Musiliu Obanikoro and Hakeem Gbajabiamilla. Remi Adikwu was expected, but according to the host, Jacob Akinyemi-Johnson, she "unfortunately and unceremoniously did not turn up." If that is so, that was pretty rude, plus it made her look unprepared or just plain scared. I loved how the camera zoomed into her empty chair. I am multi-tasking and so haven't been paying too much attention to tonight's show.