The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has listed conditions that the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi must meet before its candidate, Bola Tinubu can debate with him.
Recall that the campaign team of Obi had thrown an open challenge to Tinubu for a debate between the two candidates.
Reacting on Tuesday, a Spokesperson of the Tinubu campaign organisation, Festus Keyamo said Obi must present his manifesto before Tinubu will debate with him.
The ruling party insisted that they would send one of Tinubu’s media aides to have a debate with Obi after he must have presented his manifesto and showed his political achievements as a governor of Anambra State.
Keyamo berated Obi for not showing his manifesto to Nigerians ahead of next year’s election.
Keyamo said, ”They have no manifesto, so what are we debating? What documents are we comparing? He said Nigerians should depend on what is inside his brain, not on any document.
“So, Asiwaju will then be debating with what? Is this campaign a joke to them? Do they think this is a Debating and Dramatic society in school?
“Before Obi can stand shoulder to shoulder with Asiwaju to debate, he should first release a manifesto for scrutiny; then he should list his tangible achievements as Governor of Anambra State compared to the tangible achievements of Asiwaju as Governor of Lagos State.
“Then he should list those he has mentored in politics from the days of his being Governor who is still with him now; then he should tell us any political party he has either formed or partnered to form and which he still belongs to today.
“Then he should list his democratic credentials, that is what he did to contribute to the return to democracy from Military rule and what he has since done, better than Asiwaju, to sustain our democracy.
‘After all these, we shall send them one of our spokespersons to debate with him”.
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