The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday announced that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar was prepared to confront President Muhammadu Buhari in a debate any day or anywhere.
PDP stated this while responding to Abubakar’s inability to participate in the debate, following Buhari’s refusal to show up.
The presidential debate sorted out by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON) had President Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku, partner conspicuously absent.
While Atiku had in a statement clarified his reasons for boycotting the debate, the APC candidate, Buhari was yet to make any official remark for refusing to visit.
Candidates present were Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) and Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP)
However, PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a tweet wrote: “The peoples candidate, @atiku, cut short his trip to @usa to debate @Mubari. Sadly, @MBuhari failed to turn up
“@atiku will debate @MBuhari any day, anytime and anywhere including the Banquet Hall of Aso Rock.”