The Presidential debate scheduled for today, Saturday, January 19, 2019 started yesterday.
However, The candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar respectively, did not show up.
According to reports, Atiku returned to Nigeria from the United States earlier in the day, ahead of the debate.
While Buhari, who is new to boycotting the presidential debate that was organised ahead of the presidential elections in 2015, shunned this one again.
The presidential candidates earlier announced to feature in the debate are: President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN); Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN); Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kingsley Moghalu for the Young Progressives Party (YPP).