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The presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Friday walked out of the Nigeria Election Debate Group, citing the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress.

Atiku who arrived the venue with PDP heavyweights, including the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, regretted said he cut short his trip from United States to debate with Buhari.

He said, “We came here for a Presidential debate, not a candidacy debate, and I, Atiku Abubakar can not challenge or question an administration where the man at the helm of the affairs of the nation is not present to defend himself or his policies. After all you cannot shave a man’s head in his absence.

“I do not believe in attacking a man who is NOT here to defend himself. As a leader and former vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, let me first apologise to all Nigerians, my fellow candidates and the moderator for the the APC Presidential Candidates absence in this debate. His non-appearance is a slight on ALL of us and our democracy.


“Secondly, with all due respect to my fellow candidates, Fela Durotoye, Oby Ezekwesili, Kingsley Moghalu and to the moderator and with all apologies to my Fellow Nigerians here and at home expecting an interesting debate, I regret that I will not be able to go on with this debate due to President Buhari’s absence.

“I, however, challenge the President Buhari to choose a date and time for a debate where he will be present and I will be there, hopefully with the other candidates as well.

Thank you and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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  1. He don't have reasonable things to tell Nigerians, if not president Buhari and other candidates signed a peace accord when he Atiku absented himself, which he did it the next day. Why don't he Atiku throws the questions to PMB so that journalist can asks Buhari at any opportunity time???

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  2. Nigerians are waiting patiently for this debate,he atiku should have showcase what he has for us first,after all u told us about nnpc,and enriching your friends, then tell us how u will move Nigerian forward, bridging the gap between the rich and the poor,u were there for 8 year in the past,so tell us what u will do differently from what u did in the past,or if is to sell nnpc,and other government properties,to your cronies tell us

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  3. Nigerians are waiting patiently for this debate,he atiku should have showcase what he has for us first,after all u told us about nnpc,and enriching your friends, then tell us how u will move Nigerian forward, bridging the gap between the rich and the poor,u were there for 8 year in the past,so tell us what u will do differently from what u did in the past,or if is to sell nnpc,and other government properties,to your cronies tell us

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