By Francis Igata
ENUGU— Residents of Enugu State have expressed displeasure over the serial absence of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, at political debates organized by different stakeholders in the state.
Ugwuanyi had shunned debates organized by the Christian community held at Holy Ghost Cathedral; Enugu State Chambers of Commerce, Mines, Agriculture and Industry, held at Nike Lake Resort Hotel and Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC’s held at Teachers House, Ogui Road.
Mr. Ignatius Nneome, a resident in Enugu, said: “Such debates provide the electorate with the opportunity to assess the candidates in order to make informed voting decision.
“As it stands, I am not happy with development. The APC candidate has appeared in all the debates and has demonstrated cerebral capability to deliver good governance, if elected to serve.
“The PDP candidate is behaving as if he does not have the wherewithal to face a public debate with other aspirants.
“It is not enough to erect billboards, posters and handbills. The peoples are earnestly yearning to hear what his intellectual depth is. Governorship is not a tea party.”