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2019: Buhari won’t attend presidential debate – Saraki

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The Senate president has predicted that President Buhari will not attend the 2019 presidential debate

Bukola Saraki questioned how the nation would assess someone who is not ready to tell them what he is going to do The Senate president expressed hope that citizens would finally see that the Atiku/Obi PDP team is the one to bring a bright future for t he country.

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Senate President Bukola Saraki has predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the presidential debate scheduled to take place on January 19, 2019.
Saraki made the prediction in Abuja on Thursday, December 20, at a meeting between the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and some Civil Society Organisations, The Nation reports.
Reliable source gathers that the Senate president pointed out that it is pertinent that anyone who seeks to lead, comes to tell the people what he wants to do.

He said: “I am told that one has debated and you already know the answer to that debate. On the second one, I am very sure he is not going to debate. So how do you assess somebody who is not ready to tell you what he is going to do? “Those days are gone, my good people. The future of this country, a country that leads the continent, that is not the example we want to set for this continent. “The whole world is going in a direction, if you are seeking a position, you must come and tell people what you want to do, you must sit down and they will ask you questions and that is why we are here. “Today is your day, we will sit down and take questions. I hope at the end of this exercise, you will stand up and say yes, this is the team that will secure Nigeria; this is the team that will unite Nigeria; this is the team that will fight the poverty in town and bring a bright future.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senate President Bukola Saraki called on President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the 2018 Electoral Bill. The Senate president pointed out that the legislative arm of government had made adjustments to accommodate the president’s wishes on the bill. He opined that the survival of democracy, its development and the future of Nigeria are far more important than the ambition of any individual or party.



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