APC: Why Buhari may not attend Presidential debate


The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said there is nothing special in the presidential debate, saying its presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, may choose not to attend if he feels there are other viable options with which he can engage Nigerians.

The party which also said it will determine whether President Buhari will attend the debate scheduled for this weekend added that debate is one of the mediums through which presidential candidates engage the public on their programmes for the country if elected.

Speaking with Independent correspondent, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, said the APC will look at several options through which President Buhari will engage Nigerians, adding that there is no big deal if it believes debate is not one of such means.

He said, “What is special about presidential debate? Presidential debate is one of the several platforms for presidential candidates to engage with the public”.

“As a party, we will look at all the options and pick the ones that we can accommodate and those that will be impactful and effective in achieving our goals. We will be the ones to determine that. If presidential debate happens to be one of that, fine.



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