The All Progressives Congress, APC, has shown cold feet concerning the Presidential debate that is fast approaching.
The arm of the ruling party made of of the members based in the United Kingdom has told President Muhammadu Buhari not to attend the debate organised for candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2019.
The party made the appeal yesterday in a post by its leader, Ade Omole, on the party’s verified Twitter handle.
Recall that the Nigeria Election Debate Group, (NEDG) has fixed January 19, as the date for a debate among the five selected Presidential Candidates in the country and President Buhari is among them.
However, the APC UK branch said the President should consider a townhall session with the people rather than a debate in view of the outcome of last night’s debate among vice-presidential candidates.
The tweet reads: “Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, we appeal to you NOT to attend the presidential debate in view of the lecturing witnessed tonight (Friday).
“Please, consider a townhall session. Despite the antics, Prof. Osinbajo tutored the opposition candidates on nation-building. Thank you.”
Recall that some Nigerians are already expressing doubt that the President may shun the debate. Also, so many Nigerians were shocked when news filtered in that Buhari may tell his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to represent him in the debate. Some are already asking: ”What is the President and his party afraid of in the presidential debate?”