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Watch Akwa Ibom governorship candidates debate in Pidgin on #BBCGovDebate


BBC African squared up the governorship candidates in Akwa Ibom to a debate for 2019 general elections.

The candidates of the two major parties, governor Udom Emmanuel of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Nsima Ekere of the All Progressives Congress (APC), were absent at the debates.

The candidates present were Iboro Otu of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP); Ezekiel Nya Etok of the Young Democratic Party (YDP); Ekong Eyo of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP); and Nature Udoh of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).

The candidates spoke on issues across Economy, Education, Health, Infrastructure, and Jobs in pidgin.

Gov. Emmanuel notified organizers of his absence one day to the debate and Ekere, two days to the debate. They both were invited 2 months prior to the debate.

Watch the debate below:


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