The All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has berated the camps of his counterparts from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi for finding faults with his absence at the Ariste TV town hall meeting in Abuja.
Tinubu said Atiku’s camp could not force him to appear or send representatives to national debates.
He berated Atiku’s camp for following his absence at national debates.
Recall that a spokesman of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign team said Tinubu was afraid of being exposed; hence his refusal to attend national debates.
However, the APC presidential candidate said he would not be “railroaded” into appearing for media debates.
Tinubu disclosed this through his Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga.
A statement by Onanuga read partly: “The more absurd of the two positions was the one canvassed by the spokesperson of Atiku/Okowa campaign. The PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar didn’t also attend Arise News Town Hall Meeting.
“Instead of PDP to tell Nigerians why its presidential candidate has not returned to Nigeria after their purposeless visit to United States where he and his other 15 peripatetic adults were given a cold shoulder by US senior officials, the spokesperson is busy chasing shadows.
“We want to state again for the attention of both PDP and LP, that Asiwaju Tinubu will not be railroaded into media appearances and debates.”
PLEASE THESE TINUBU PEOPLE, IT IS NOT A QUESTION OF CANDIDATE TINUBU BEING RAILROADED INTO INTERVIEWS, EITHER AT THE TOWNHALL OR ONE-ON-ONE TV INTERVIEWS.
CERTAINLY, TINUBU OWE THIS TO THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE. IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SAY HE’LL REACH OUT TO THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE ONLY AT CAMPAIGN RALLIES.
OBAMA, JOHN KERRY, TRUMP, HILLARY CLINTON, BIDEN (AS BUSY AND AS HECTIC AS THEIR SCHEDULES WERE) – ALL CAMPAIGNED AND DEBATED EACH OTHER AND HELD INTERVIEWS WITH MEDIA PERSONALITIES. THAT IS WHERE VIEWERS GET TO ASSESS YOUR CAPACITY FOR THE JOB FACETIME.
TINUBU’S PERSISTENT REFUSAL TO ENGAGE WITH THE MEDIA IS ONLY BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT HE IS CARRYING SOOO MUCH BAGAGE AND THUS DO NOT WANT TO EXPOSE HIMSELF IN A FORUM WHERE HE’LL HAVE TO ANSWER CRITICAL QUESTIONS.
TINUBU, PLEASE WE WANT YOU OUT ON TV TO ASK YOU QUESTIONS. THE NIGERIAN PEOPLE WANT TO EMPLOY YOU AND IT HAS TO BE ON OUR TERMS AND NOT YOUR OWN TERMS!!!!