Meet the Candidates Federal Election 2021 edition is The Gateway’s series of interviews with candidates running in Edmonton Strathcona. This is the fourth of five articles.
With the September 20 federal election just around the corner, The Gateway sat down and interviewed candidates from the major parties running in Edmonton Strathcona electoral district.
Tunde Obasan, the Conservative Party candidate for Edmonton Strathcona, has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a Master’s degree in Finance, and has experience in accounting and finance. He is also an associate pastor at his local church.
The Gateway reached out three times to Obasan’s team for a virtual interview, but the Obasan campaign team declined our requests.
Initially, The Gateway reached out to Obasan’s team on September 5 via email, requesting a fifteen-minute virtual interview with the candidate. The candidate’s team responded saying the candidate did not have the time for a fifteen-minute virtual interview but was able to send written responses to the questions. Other candidates in the Edmonton Strathcona riding had agreed to be virtually interviewed and were not provided the question in advance. To keep the interview format consistent among candidates from all political parties, The Gateway declined.
The Gateway reached out to Obasan’s campaign team again, on September 8 and September 16, to extend offers of shorter virtual interviews but were declined both times.