Atiku Abubakar, the nominee for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has challenged Bola Tinubu, the nominee for the All Progressives Congress (APC), to appear for a television interview.
He made the call in response to the Tinubu Campaign Organization’s claim that he was unprepared to serve as president after some information from his most recent Arise TV appearance had come to light.
Atiku dared Tinubu to accept to an hour-long interview, according to the former Vice President’s media advisor, Paul Ibe.
The PDP flagbearer was “amused to read the knee-jerk response from the Tinubu Campaign Organization to the wave making interview delivered by Atiku Abubakar,” according to a statement released on Saturday.
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.