The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has challeneged the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Bola Tinubu, to face-off with him in a national debate.
Speaking through his campaign spokesperson on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, Atiku asked Tinubu to stop running away from public debates ahead of the 2023 general election.
He told Bellnewsonline.com that the APC presidential candidate should come out to debate with him on all issues, including governance, policies, programmes and their past.
Ologbondiyan said: “We challenge Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to an unscripted debate with Atiku Abubakar because Tinubu has been dodging debates and even interviews with the media.
“He has been organising private sessions with groups which our campaign believes are all choreographed in his favour. At most of these plat- forms, he either reads a pre- pared script or speaks through proxies who respond to ques- tions on his invitation.
“It is perceptible that the presidential candidate of the APC is not prepared to answer questions arising from the litany of allegations surrounding his past.
“But Nigerians deserve to hear from him as a candidate that desires to govern them. He should prepare himself to respond to their questions and make himself available for interviews in the public space. Atiku Abubakar has had several engagements like these, having prepared himself for leadership roles.”