Senate president Bukola Saraki has said that it is important for all presidential candidate to debate, in order for he/she to be accessed by the electorate. He added also that he is “very sure he(Buhari) is not going to debate. ”
This was obviously in reaction to fears that President Muhammadu Buhari, might not want to participate in the presidential debate, holding on 19th January, 2019.
Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, during a meeting, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had with some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).
According to Saraki, Nigeria leads the continent and therefore must do so, by example.
“I am told that one has debated and you already know the answer to that debate. On the second one, I am very sure he is not going to debate. So how do you assess somebody who is not ready to tell you what he is going to do?”
“Those days are gone, my good people. The future of this country, a country that leads the continent that is not the example we want to set for this continent.
“The whole world is going in a direction, if you are seeking a position, you must come and tell people what you want to do, you must sit down and they will ask you questions and that is why we are here.
“Today is your day, we will sit down and take questions. I hope at the end of this exercise, you will stand up and say yes, this is the team that will secure Nigeria; this is the team that will unite Nigeria; this is the team that will fight the poverty in town and bring a bright future”.