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It was a sad experience as tragedy hit the ongoing presidential debate, the vice presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, Akuchie Clinton Cliff was said to have been involved in an auto crash on his way to the airport to attend the vice presidential debate in Abuja, yesterday.
Also reported yesterday by the coordinator of the 2015 Nigerian Elections Debate Group, NEDG, Taiwo Alimi, another vice presidential candidate, Hassanatu Hassan of the Citizens Popular Party, CPP, who was billed to attend the ongoing debate was reportedly operated upon in an undisclosed hospital.
However, most of the candidates have blamed some of the social vices in the country especially the issue of hunger and unemployment to the scourge of corruption in Nigeria.
Specifically, the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, vice presidential candidate, Ojengbede Farida, who stated that until perpetrators are named, shamed and punished, corruption will not stop, in reaction to how her party would tackle corruption if elected said hunger and unemployment that had assumed alarming proportion in the country were as a result of corruption.
Farida who said that the people of Nigeria desired a better deal than what they were getting from the present government also said that the country’s political growth was affected by the politics of money bags and godfatherism where governance had become a family affair.