The gubernatorial candidate of Kowa Party in Adamawa State for the October 11, Alhaji Dahiru Waziri, slumped yesterday during a live TV debate programme on TV Gotel, Radio Gotel on commencement.
Waziri slumped shortly after the anchorman and co-organiser introduced three gubernatorial candidates of the PDP, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the PPN candidate, Dr. Amos Sunday and himself.
Shortly after all the aspirants were introduced and were standing to commence the debate, Waziri slumped and was instantly rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
Waziri, according to members of his party, is a diabetic patient and it took the prompt attention of the Gotel TV Crew that instantly served the candidate with a bottle of soft drink as palliative measure before he was rushed to the medical centre.
The political debate was a private initiative of TC consult services designed for candidates of the governorship election in the state, preparatory to the October 11, election.
According to the organizers, it is aimed at throwing up the best candidate from any of the major candidates contesting for the governorship seat in Adamawa State.
It is designed to fish out the best candidate, assessing the capacity of the candidate to deliver democracy dividends to the people, determining the person’s courage for the job as well as his attitude for the job of governor of Adamawa State.
The debate committee was drawn from the Academia, private sector and members of the media, intended to be broadcast live on Gotel TV, and Radio, Adamawa State Television and the Adamawa Radio Station.
Discovering how serious the condition of the Kowa Party governorship candidate was, the Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, urged the TV stations and the organizers to reschedule the programme for another day.[The Sun]