Buhari’s refusal to participate in Channels TV presidential debate condemned by PDP

February 3, 2015 3:36 pm

The presidential campaign group has condemned Gen. Buhari for
refusing to participate in yet another presidential debate, this one
organized by Channels TV in conjunction with ARISE TV and NPAN. A
statement was signed by the party’s presidential campaign spokesman,
Femi Fani Kayode

“We have been informed that General Buhari and the have decided not
to participate in the NPAN-Channel Television-organised debate after
they had earlier agreed to take part in it. We had thought that having
withdrawn from participating in the debate organised by Broadcasting
Organisation of (BON), they would have availed themselves this
second platform. Now that they have also turned their back on this, it
is now very clear that General Buhari is incapable of engaging in
rigorous live television debates on the issues of governance.

It speaks about his intellectual laziness and his loss of touch with
contemporary issues of development and statecraft. We would like to
reiterate that the APC has something to shield about General Buhari. He
has campaigned in some states of the federation attacking President
Jonathan’s handling of insurgency, corruption and economy. Now there is a
platform on which both candidates can engage each other on these issues
and he (Buhari) is running away. It is a disgrace to the APC and their
candidate that they would treat everybody with contempt. 

The organisers of the debates are interested in promoting a robust
culture of debates so that people can listen to the candidates and make
informed choices on the basis of their arguments. We call on Nigerians
to express their displeasure with General Buhari and the APC by
rejecting them at the poll. This will be a just recompense for treating
the Nigerian people and electorate with disdain”

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