The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate, Engineer Seyi Makinde and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate, Barrister Sharafadeen Abiodun have both boycotted the gubernatorial debate in Oyo state.
The debate which is conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Yoruba news is currently ongoing at the Professor Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, opposite the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, the state capital.
The aim of the debate is to give the candidates the avenue to tell people about their manifesto.
The gubernatorial election is however slated for Saturday, 2nd March 2019 and to take place in all the 33 local government areas in the state.
With the absence of Alli and Makinde, those in attendance are former governor of the state who doubles as the candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Otunba Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin and Mrs. Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP).