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Why Atiku Will Not Come for Today’s Presidential Debate

The Spokesman of the Atiku Presidential Debate Kassim Afegbua has given a reason why their Presidential candidate and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar will not come for the debate.

According to him, Mr Abubakar will debate if President Muhammadu Buhari does not attend the debate. He said this after the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption Prof. Itself Sagay said that President Buhari will not debate with political dwarfs.

In his statement, Mr Kassim Afegbua said;

When you realised that a supposed law professor like Itse Sagay now talks with tongue in cheek, you easily know that societal values and morality have become debased. “When you realised that he once taught in the University, then the senility of his intellect has attained double jeopardy.

Itse Sagay has not only become a turncoat academic but one whose sight invokes pity, sympathy and empathy. How can APC presidential candidate who has been fighting “battles” with his WASC consider others who are duly qualified and well read as dwarfs? Does it not suggest that something is amiss somewhere?

“Who is actually a dwarf here? Is it a presidential candidate running away from debate or one who is challenging the other to a debate? Didn’t you see them packaging a phoney debate for him where he would have studied the questions and answers and regurgitate them to the best of what would have been prepared for him?

“If the APC presidential candidate is not presenting himself for debate, we will not allow our presidential candidate to attend any debate. But if APC candidate is ready to engage our candidate, he is ready and prepared for him.”

The first major Presidential debate comes up today and it is being organized by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) in collaboration with other media organizations and civil societies.

Atiku Abubakar is the major challenger of President Buhari for next month’s Presidential elections. He is running under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The Presidential Debate will start today by 6pm.

Credit: Sun News Online

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