Tension Everywhere As Atiku Challenges Buhari To Appear At The 2019 Presidential Debate, Today, Or…
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has given one reason why he may not participate in the forthcoming Presidential Debate, slated for today, 19th January.
Speaking through the Spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Kassim Afegbua, Atiku said that he would only attend the Debate, on the condition that the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, will also be on ground.
Atiku stated this in reaction to the statement by the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, that President Buhari will not debate with political dwarfs.
He berated Sagay for making such a statement, saying that, the erudite Professor has become a turncoat academic.
He said: “When you realised that a supposed Law Professor like Itse Sagay, now talks with tongue in cheek, you easily know that societal values and morality have become debased.
“When you realised that he once taught in the University, then the senility of his intellect has attained double jeopardy.
“Itse Sagay has not only become a turncoat academic, but one whose sight invokes pity, sympathy, and empathy. How can the APC Presidential Candidate, who has been fighting ‘battles’ with his WAEC certificate, consider others who are duly qualified and well read, as dwarfs?
“Does it not suggest that something is amiss somewhere?
“Who is actually a dwarf here? Is it a Presidential Candidate running away from a Debate, or one who is challenging the other to a Debate?
“Did you not see them packaging a phoney Debate for him, where he would have studied the questions and answers, and regurgitate them to the best of what would have been prepared for him?
“If the APC Presidential Candidate is not presenting himself for the Debate, we will not allow our Presidential Candidate to attend any Debate. But if the APC Candidate is ready to engage our Candidate, he is ready and prepared for him.”