Presidential Debate: General Buhari’s Boycott Is Disappointing – Okorie

Presidential Debate: General Buhari’s Boycott Is Disappointing – Okorie

By News Desk | The Trent on January 31, 2015
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General Muhammadu Buhari APC Nigeria
APC Presidential Aspirant General Muhammadu Buhari speaking during his visit to Bayelsa State on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | NAN

Presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has stated that the boycott of the scheduled presidential debate being put together by the Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria (BON) and Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) by the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari is hugely disappointing.

Chekwas Okorie (Photo Credit: Ambrose Eherin)
Chekwas Okorie (Photo Credit: Ambrose Eherin)

Speaking via a statement by the media arm of his campaign organisation, Okorie advised General Buhari to ignore those advising him to shun the debate and participate in the debate as scheduled.

Okorie, who is the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) stated that the debate, which had become a norm in most advanced countries was a welcome development in Nigeria’s budding democracy and shouldn’t be ignored by any candidate.

“The news that the APC presidential candidate, General Buhari, will not participate in the scheduled debate is a great disappointment,” the statement stated.

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