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Presidential Debate 2019: Atiku apologies to Nigerians and Fellow Candidates for Non-Attendance

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

The Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019 general elections and formal Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has send his sincere apologies to all Nigerians and fellow candidates who attended the debate. The contents of his apologies were shared on social media and posted below:

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 Mark Sugar and with apologies to all 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 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.

~Atiku Abubakar

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