Some presidential aspirants in the 2019 general elections have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a presidential debate as we approach the elections.
The aspirants include former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; former Kano State Governor, Ibrahim Shekarau; former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu; former presidential candidate of the KOWA Party in the 2015 election, Prof. Remi Sonaiya; Publisher, Sahara Reporters, Mr. Omoyele Sowore; Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher and Prof. Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies.
Atiku said such debate would go a long way in assisting the public to make informed choices about those who want their votes.
Shekarau is of PDP and speaking through his Media Adviser, Mallam Sule Ya’u Sule, said he was “prepared to participate in a presidential debate anytime anywhere,” adding that Nigerians deserve to be given the opportunity to hear directly from those who seek their mandate to occupy the highest office in the land.
Moghalu of the Young Progressive Party, Hagher of Social Democratic Party, Adesanya-Davies, Sowore and Sonaiya all believe that this debate will help the democratic process ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
Although, President Buhari’s spokesmen are not sure whether or not the President will be involved in such debate, this platform SERIOUSLY DOUBTS that this will happen.