Buhari, Atiku shun Presidential Debate

By Valentine Amanze

The Presidential candidates of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari; and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Aitu Abubakar, on Saturday, January 19, 2019, shunned the 2019 presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).
As at press time no reason was given by both parties (PDP and APC) at the event, which other invitees and presidential candidates, Oby Ezekwesili (ACPN Presidential Candidate), Fela Durotoye (ANN presidential candidate), and Kingsley Moghalu (YPP presidential candidate), featured.
The three candidates, who attended the debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, revealed to Nigerians their plans for the country as the nation prepares for the general elections next month.
All of them agreed that the nation’s economy was on autopilot and needed urgent attention to revive it.
They blamed the current government for the woes of the nation, while disclosing their different solutions to reverse the trend.
Insecurity, poverty, joblessness, infrastural decay and poor educational system featured prominently among the areas they intend to put right for Nigeria to join the league of the world’s developed economies.

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