2019 election: Oshiomhole speaks on Buhari’s absence at presidential debate, blasts Atiku
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at last month’s presidential debate.
He claimed President Buhari did not run from debating his challengers in next Saturday’s presidential election, saying those who stay away from debate are stammerers.
Oshiomhole said this in Zamfara state during the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday.
Oshiomhole’s comment is coming weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari was severely criticised for boycotting the presidential debate for the 2019 poll.
In protest, Atiku Abubakar, his main challenger, made a last-minute decision to withdraw from the exercise and challenged Buhari to another debate, saying it could take place, anywhere, anytime.
“Only a person who stammers that runs away from a debate. We are not stammerers so we do not run away from debate,” he said.
He asked the people of the state not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleging that its presidential candidate has promised to enrich his friends at the expense of his masses.
“Atiku has promised to enrich his friends and when that happens the masses suffer. In Buhari, we have a man who has integrity, who cares for masses and who has your interest at heart.
“Vote for Buhari so that the country can make progress,” he said.