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Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, has sworn never to attend debates where his contenders from the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate Atiku Abubakar, fail to participate.
Obi stated that he would back out of any debate where presidential candidates send running mates, even at the eleventh hour.
This was disclosed by Doyin Okupe, the LP’s Presidential Campaign Director General during a press conference in Abuja on Monday.
Okupe said, “Yesterday’s event (Arise TV Presidential Town Hall meeting) was clearly for Presidential candidates, not Vice Presidential candidates.
“The APC did not turn up and did not send a representative, I respect that. We will no longer be part of any Presidential debate where surrogates are sent to represent the candidate.
“We are aware that over 85 percent of Nigerians who tune in to listen to these debates listen to the voice of our candidate, Peter Obi.”
Candidate of the APC, Tinubu and his PDP counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, failed to attend the Town Hall meeting for presidential candidates in Abuja on Sunday.
However, although APC was entirely absent, Atiku was represented by his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
Rabiu Kwankwaso, the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, was present at the town hall meeting.
Source: Daily Post