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Secondus, Saraki challenge Buhari to debate with Atiku Published November 30, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari and PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party , Prince Uche Secondus , and the Senate President , Bukola Saraki have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise up to the challenge of a debate thrown at him by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar .
Atiku , after he had been introduced by Secondus to the members of the PDP National Executive Committee during the 83 rd PDP NEC meeting in Abuja on Thursday , challenged Buhari to a national debate for the two of them to explain to Nigerians their programmes and policies .
Secondus who also spoke on the occasion , agreed that President Buhari should debate with the PDP presidential candidate .
He said , “ We challenge President Buhari to come out and debate and tell the people what he wants to do . He should not use proxy . Let him debate on issues with our candidate . Let him come out and debate . Politics is about engagement and persuasion and not by intimidation and arm – twisting . We have the best candidate in the country today and he is free and ready to debate on issues. We will not accept debate by proxy . If you want to rule Nigeria , come out and tell the people what you intend to do . ”
Also , the Senate President , Dr . Bukola Saraki, asked Buhari to debate with Atiku . He lamented the economic challenges of the country , adding that Buhari , who he said had been incapable of running the country well should give way to Atiku who he said would offer better governance .
He said , “Let the man that does not have it leave the place and let the man that has it come in and do it . It depends on Nigerians to decide on what to do . It is not about sentiment, it is about who can do it . That is why I agree with you chairman , (Secondus ) he (Buhari) must come out and tell Nigerians what he wants to do . That ’ s why our chairman said they should have a presidential debate ; let ’ s hear and let Nigerians decide . This is what we need to do , so that Nigerians can decide truly

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