The Vice Presidential Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Yemi Osinbajo, has been accused of engaging in debate malpractices, during the just concluded 2019 Vice Presidential debate, which held on Friday.
The debate was organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group, NEDG, and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON.
Sources who spoke exclusively to Post-Nigeria, on Saturday, accused Yemi Osinbajo of “scooping from his IPad, during the debate on live Television”.
One of the sources said: “While other Vice Presidential Candidates were rolling out answers from their brains, the APC Vice Presidential Candidate was busy scooping from his IPad. I guess all the BMC members were the ones feeding him with what to say.”
He added: “The Panelist should discourage such Debate malpractices during the Presidential Debate. We cannot allow President Buhari receive ORIJO via his iPad.”
Meanwhile, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Peter Obi, has revealed that the Federal Government spends N5 daily on the healthcare of each citizen.
Obi said that the Federal Government has not been paying attention to developing the economy, but wasting the little resources available.
“What we are subsiding today is inefficiency. If you get it right, the prices still come down. There is no way a country can have a budget of N340 billion for health, which translates to N5 a day for (each of) its citizens, and then pay a trillion for subsidy”, Obi said.
“There is no way you can have an education budget, which is the most critical component of the development at over N400 billion, and you are paying subsidy of a trillion. It is a waste. You need to reverse it, because you are not dealing with the engine that will drive your economy tomorrow.
“Why are you actually subsiding? Nigeria has one of the lowest car ownerships in the world. It is 10 (cars) per 1,000 (citizens).
“So, we have only two million vehicles, and you are paying almost a trillion, when you have 87 million people that are poor. You cannot do that. You need to reverse it, and I can tell you, if you do the right things, the price will come down.
“You are just paying for the delay in importation, the number of time cargo stay in the ports and so on. We cannot continue to pay for inefficiency in this country. I can tell that if you can remove it and do the right things, the price of petroleum will come down.”