Nigerians have reacted to the vice presidential debate held on Friday night on social media.
Some of them on Twitter asked the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Peter Obi, to also talk about the punishment meted out by China to its corrupt officials, not just its economic performance.
Obi had said Nigeria lost four million jobs in a six-month period, while China created 10 million jobs.
He said, “If you look at what China has been able to do with SMEs, SMEs in China is contributing to 60 per cent of their GDP. And 60 per cent of China’s GDP is 7.2tn (dollars), which is 18 per cent of Nigeria’s GDP.
“China today, using the same SMEs, is guaranteeing 10 million jobs annually. Half of this year alone, China has produced 7.2 million jobs, which is over 40 per cent of their target. Within the same period, Nigeria lost four million jobs.”
The debate which featured only five parties was organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria.
Also present were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of the All Progressives Congress, Khadija Abdullahi-Iya, the vice presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria, Ganiyu Galadima of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria and Umma Getso of the Young Progressives Congress.
The debate was dominated, however, by Obi and Osinbajo. This was duly noted by social media users.