Atiku Abubakar the Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Part (PDP) has insisted that he would love to debate with President Muhammadu Buhari, while there were speculations that he Atiku may not have the ball to engage in the presidential Debate, He as debunk the News in fact he stated that he would love to have a real contest with the incumbent president
“I arrived the Congress Hall of the Hilton venue of the #2019Debate. This debate and the election is a referendum on the incumbent,” Mr Abubakar said.
Atiku Wants to Debate with Buhari anytime he is ready !
Atiku came back from The United state of America because of this debate but it was observed that President Buhari was absent and this was the only reason why Atiku withdrew from the debate, Rumor has it that similar event played out during the last 2015 election and the opposition party (APC) whose candidate couldn’t participate in the debate were only busy picking holes with then president defense. The PDP opposition Candidate latter released an update on his twitter handle according to premium times
“We came here for a Presidential debate, not a candidacy debate, and I, Atiku Abubakar can not challenge or question an administration where the man at the helm of the affairs of the nation is not present to defend himself or his policies. After all you cannot shave a man’s head in his absence. I do not believe in attacking a man who is NOT here to defend himself. As a leader and former vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, let me first apologies to all Nigerians, my fellow candidates and the moderator for the the APC Presidential Candidate’s absence in this debate. His non-appearance is a slight on ALL of us and our democracy.
Secondly, with all due respect to my fellow candidates, Fela Durotoye, Oby Ezekwesili, Kingsley Moghalu and to the moderator Mark Sugar and with apologies to all Nigerians here and at home expecting an interesting debate, I regret that I will not be able to go on with this debate due to President Buhari’s absence.
I however challenge President Buhari to choose a date and time for a debate where he will be present and I will be there, hopefully with the other candidates as well.
Thank you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Atiku Abubakar twitted