The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party , Atiku Abubakar , has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to pick the date and time that would be convenient for him to debate with him and other presidential candidates .
In a statement shared on his verified Twitter handle , shortly after he walked out of the presidential debate venue , Atiku said , he would be unable to participate in the debate due to the absence of the President , who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress .
He tweeted, With respect to my fellow candidates, Fela Durotoye , Oby Ezekwesili , Kingsley Moghalu & to moderator Mark Sugar & with apologies to Nigerians here & at home expecting an interesting debate , I regret I will not be able to go on with this debate due to President Buhari ’ s absence .
“ I , however , challenge President Buhari to choose a date and time for a debate where he will be present and I will be there, hopefully with the other candidates as well . ”
The presidential debate is organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria .