PARTICIPATE:Cross River State Gubernatorial Debate,2012!

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) in collaboration with Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project is organizing Cross River’s 1st Youth Focused Gubernatorial Debate. With the objectives of providing an effective platform for young people in Cross River State to interact with the candidates of the frontline political parties in the state; the debate will allow young Cross Riverians engage the gubernatorial aspirants on issues surrounding Education, Health, Poverty, Job & Wealth Creation, Security, Environment (Oil Spills), Infrastructure.

Invitations to the debate has been extended to the top 5 most visible campaigns in the state: Confirmed candidates so far are:

  1. Senator Liyel Imoke  (PDP)-Tentative Confirmation
  2. Barr (Mrs) Nsa Adegoke (LP) – Confirmed
  3. Mr Patrick Okomison (ANPP) – Confirmed
  4. Pastor Usani Usani (ACN) – Confirmed

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, February,  22nd 2012

Time: 4.00pm prompt

Venue: Main Bowl, Cultural Centre, Calabar

Participation in the event is FREE!!! But you have to book a seat to attend, interested? Send YES and your name via an SMS to 07065075070

The event will be aired live on Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC), and will be streamed online via www.

For live updates of the event: Follow @AfterschoolPMP, @EiEnigeria , @Ynaija on Twitter

For more information: Please call Nsa on 08072024882 or send an e-mail to


The debate will last for 120 minutes and the candidates will be standing for the duration of the debate. The debate will have 4 phases with 4 3-minute breaks.

  1. Phase 1: Welcome and Opening Statements (8 minutes)
    Moderator opens the event.
    Each candidate gives a 1-minute opening statement.
  2. Phase 2: Debate  (75 minutes)
    • Questions will be formed around the proposed topics put in context with brief background information.
    • Questions will touch upon on five of the six priority areas, devoting 15 minutes to each topic including questions from the moderator.
    • There will be no official limit.
    • Moderator will interject with follow up questions to address important points made, go deeper in detail, and guide conversation.
    • Candidates will be allowed to address each other’s points, ask questions, and offer rebuttals.
    • The moderator will also ensure a fair balance of time is allocated to each candidate’s point of view.
  3. Phase 3: Ask the Candidate (15 minutes)
    The final stage of the debate will feature questions posed directly at the candidates from young Cross Riverians in the audience.
    • Candidates will be allotted one minute each to respond.
    • No rebuttals will be permitted.
    • Audience questions will be selected randomly. Selected participants and their questions will have been pre-screened.
  4. Phase 4: Closing Remarks & Closing Statements (8 minutes)
    Each candidate gives a 1-minute opening statement.
    Moderator closes the event.

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) is a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens.We are non-partisan, neither are we a platform for the actualization of any individual’s political ambitions. In March 2011, EiE hosted Nigeria’s First Youth-Focused Presidential Debate in partnership with Vote or Quench; Sleeves Up and Stand Up Naija.



Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project seeks to inspire and engage intending graduates and out- of -school youths on pre/post-graduation goal setting, career guidance and opportunity facilitation. We assist young people prepare to graduate and walk them through the achievements of their life goals.



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