Presidential Campaign Council in-charge of the activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the auspices of Festus Keyamo has explained why Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, cannot have a debate with the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The decision making council has enumerated guide lines the Labour Party’s number one candidate must adhere to in order to have a debate with his APC counterpart, Bola Tinubu.
According to the spokesperson of APC’s Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, certain conditions need to be met for the debate to take place.
These include Peter Obi having a manifesto and showing his political feats as a former governor of Anambra state.
Keyamo added that if the conditions are fulfilled, the APC will send one of its spokespersons to have an open debate with Obi.
The statement reads in part;
“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.”