The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, to present himself to be interviewed on Television.
He made the call while reacting to Tinubu Campaign Organisation’s statement that he was not prepared to lead the country following some revelations during his recent Arise TV interview.
According to the former Vice president’s media aide, Paul Ibe, Atiku dared Tinubu to agree to an hour long interview.
A statement released on Saturday noted that the PDP flagbearer was “amused to read the knee jerk response from the Tinubu Campaign Organisation to the wave making interview granted by Atiku Abubakar”
It reads; “We would like to challenge Bola Tinubu to subject himself to an hour long interview, like the Waziri did, and if he is able to be as articulate and mentally present as our candidate, then he can talk. Until then, we will only want to remind him and his yes men that they are not in a position to point fingers when they have not sat on the hot seat.
“Tinubu campaign exposed its gross desperation and vacuousness by citing the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) 1999, to declare Waziri Atiku Abubakar’s stance on engaging in a side business while he was a young custom officer as a breach of the law. It is pertinent to educate the Tinubu campaign organisation that Nigeria is not under a military regime and our Constitutions are not retroactive in nature.”
“Atiku Abubakar has earned Masters degree from Anglia Ruskin University. We challenge any of the present Presidential candidates to present an equal or higher degree. Moreover, his university attendance is a matter of verified record. Can we say the same about some other persons?”