Sunday, January 20, 2019


Nigerian youths in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, who came out in large numbers to welcome back the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, 2019 Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were seen yesterday, Saturday, loudly chanting “Buhari Must Go!!!”.

These rejection calls, come after the President was caught on several occasions showing signs of great loss of memory on live television, during the Town Hall interview organised for him and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, where the President could barely understand any of the questions thrown at him, nor could he provide any reasonable answers to the ones he managed to answer.


You would recall, that during several APC Presidential rallies, last week, the President goofed several times, sighting May 19 as the day he was sworn into Office, as against May 29; also handing over the APC official flag to its “Presidential, Senatorial, and Governatorial Candidate”, all in one go, at the Delta State leg of his Campaign.

These among many other flaws, show that they think President Buhari is incompetent to lead a nation as great as Nigeria, and may have been the reason for these recent calls for the President to exit Office.


Yesterday, the President was absent at the Presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group, NEDG, and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria, BON and he released a statement explaining why he was absent in a Statement signed by the Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Campaign Organisation Festus Keyamo, titled: ‘WHY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI DID NOT ATTEND THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIA ELECTION DEBATE GROUP AND THE BROADCASTING ORGANISATIONS OF NIGERIA’

Read full statement below:

“The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who is also the APC Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming Presidential Election, President Muhammadu Buhari, could not attend the Presidential Debate organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria which held today, Saturday, January 19, 2019 for the following reasons: Firstly, out of several opportunities afforded our candidate to interact with the Nigerian people directly by different organisations, our presidential candidate has taken full advantage of another town-hall meeting organized by another group which held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He was also joined at that town-hall meeting by our Vice-Presidential candidate who is also the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Nigerians from all walks of life who were physically present and through on-line platforms asked uncensored questions which were adequately answered. It was also transmitted live by various broadcast networks in Nigeria.

“In addition, the busy and hectic official and campaign schedules of Mr. President clashed with this programme. Today, Mr. President commissioned the Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State and campaigned in Niger and Plateau States where his time was over-stretched by the tumultuous and mammoth crowds in both States, (as seen by Nigerians on live television) and only returned to Abuja late this evening. Whilst we thank the organisers for the invitation, we want to assure Nigerians that we shall continue to hold these debate groups and Nigerians in high esteem which our candidate has demonstrated during past election debates when he honoured similar invitations. Nigerians will also recall that a few weeks ago, our Vice-Presidential candidate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, also attended the debate organized by the same organisations.

“Lastly, we note the statement of the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who actually came for the event and left the venue when he did not see Mr. President, who is our candidate. According to him, he would not want to “attack” Mr. President in his absence. It should now be obvious to Nigerians that for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, this election is all about attacking the person and programmes of Mr. President, and not about proffering their own solutions to the problems they created during their sixteen years of misrule, maladministration and looting of the nation’s resources. When they cannot see President Buhari to attack, the content of their campaign becomes hollow, empty and “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.

Now that Atiku Abubakar had a unique opportunity to explain to Nigerians his own vision and mission without a President Buhari in the picture, he ran away. Afterall, he has his own eight years of crass and grand corruption as Vice President to defend before the Nigerian people. On February 16, 2019, we urge Nigerians to demonstrate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, through their votes, how empty indeed their campaign has always been, and to vote massively  for President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, who have started the rebuilding process of our great nation.

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