2019 Elections: Osinbajo, Obi and 3 Others to Debate Economy, Policies

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Friday, December 14, 2018 10.00AM / Ottoabasi Abasiekong for Proshare WebTV


As the 2019 general elections draw near political campaigns and rallies have resumed with intensity, across the nation. 

The major campaigns happening now are at the Presidential and National Assembly level which will be highly competitive. 

Political debates are also part of the elections season and Nigerians will today have an opportunity to watch the first level of  debates, which will be for the office of the Vice-President. 

The Incumbent Vice-President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Peter Obi the running mate of the People’s Democratic Party Presidential candidate alongside three others will debate the economy, policies, security amongst other issues. 

The Debate is organized by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group in partnership with the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria. 

It will be aired live from 7.00pm Nigerian time and should be viewed by over 10million Nigerians. 

The other Vice-Presidential candidates and their political parties include;

  • Mrs Khadijah Abdullahi Iya , Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN
  • Umma Getso, Young Progressive Party, YPP
  • Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria

Here is the brief profile of all the candidates for the position of the Vice-President;


Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, APC

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN  is the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria serving under the platform of the All Progressive Congress Party and is from the South-West geo-political zone. 

He is a Lawyer by profession and a  Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who served as the former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General Lagos State(1999-2009) and has been involved in the establishment of several initiatives and advocacy groups like the Convention on Business Integrity (CBI). 

Prior to then he was a lecturer in the Department of Law in the University of Lagos. 

Since 2015 Osinbajo has served as Vice-President of Nigeria leading key reforms like the Ease of Doing Business, and championing social intervention programmes of the APC-led government.


Mr Peter Obi, PDP

Mr Peter Obi is a Nigerian politician from the South-Eastern geo-political zone. 

A seasoned technocrat and accomplished businessman, Peter Obi was the former Executive Governor of Anambra State(2003-2007)under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance party-APGA. 

Prior to his emergence as Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi was the former Chairman of Fidelity Bank and has served in the boards of companies like Guardian Express Limited, Chams Plc, Paymaster Nigeria Ltd, Card Centre, Next International Plc, Future Views Securities Ltd, . 

He led the socioeconomic transformation in Anambra State with high impact projects in the State. 

Peter Obi defected to the People’s Democratic Party in 2014, and was appointed the Chairman, Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria, which was later dissolved in 2015.


Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima, ACPN

Alhaji Ganiyu Galadima is a lawyer, businessman, administrator and a seasoned politician. 

Galadima was the national Chairman of the ACPN in the 2015 general elections and contested the Presidential polls, where he clinched 40,311 votes to clinch the fourth position. 

He is a grassroot politician, community leader and has served as Chairman of various major business boards.


Mrs Khadija Abdullahi-Iya, ANN

Mrs Khadija is a lawyer by training, an award winning innovator and a serial social entrepreneur, an author, community builder and hails from North-Central geo-political zone. 

She has founded several enterprises and businesses across the country. 

Mrs Khadija Abdullahi Iya is the Editor-In-Chief of S.I magazine and is an Executive Director of Beyond Mentors Inc. 

The ANN Vice-Presidential Candidate has 10 years experience in humanitarian and outreach programmes. 


Umma Getso, YPP

Umma Getso is the youngest of all the Vice-Presidential candidates that will be debating today and hails from  the North-West geo-political zone of Nigeria. 

She is 37 and has a political history as her father was the Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the National Party of Nigeria(NPN) in the second republic. 

Umma is a business entrepreneur and co-founded the National Progressive Movement.


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