ASABA - Dr. O'diakpo Obire, the Progressive People's Alliance (PPA) gubernatorial candidate in Delta State has taken up the challenge of the incumbent Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for an issue - based pre-election debate ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Dr. Okowa had, during the PDP Campaign Flag off held last Friday at Oghara, challenged all gubernatorial candidates to a debate.
Picking up the gauntlet, Dr. Obire said, "I support the call for a debate amongst the governorship candidates of the various political parties in the State and hereby express my profound willingness and readiness to engage the Peoples Democratic Party, gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and other governorship candidates in a live televised debate".
"The debate would enable the electorate and the general public to determine who amongst the candidates is best prepared to be governor of the State. Additionally, the debate will afford the electorate a live opportunity to ascertain who has the best programs that would meet the yearnings and aspirations of the masses," he said.
"I look forward to the debate, agog with anticipation, to unveil my innovative programs that will positively turn around Delta State", he concluded.