#BuhariMustDebate: Nigerians Call For General Buhari To Participate In Presidential Debate (SEE...

#BuhariMustDebate: Nigerians Call For General Buhari To Participate In Presidential Debate (SEE TWEETS)

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on February 1, 2015
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General Muhammed Buhari (Rtd) at an All Progressive Congress event
Nigerians have taken to social media platform, Twitter to voice their disagreement with the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari to boycott the presidential debate, stating that it will be a viable platform for him to help in informing their choice ahead of the Saturday, February 14, 2015 presidential polls.

Making use of the hashtag #BuhariMustDebate, they enthused that the debate will allow the citizenry to examine the manifesto and programs of all candidates, with the hashtag generating so much reaction, it became a trending topic in Lagos on Thursday, January, 29 and Friday, January 30, 2015 when the APC were holding its presidential rally in the state at the Teslim Balogun Stdium, Surulere.

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The organisers of the said debates, Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) have come out to say no group or party has notified them of its withdrawal from the exercise.

The #BuhariMustDebate hashtag was started by Reno Omokri, the Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on New Media.

Notable Nigerians have begun to respond to the boycott with the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode  saying that the APC was trying to hide General Buhari’s intellectual lazines while the United Progressive Party (UPP) presidential candidate, Chekwas Okorie, described the development as a disappointment.

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