Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the decision of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, decision not to participate in the presidential debate simply because Buhari was not present.
The former vice president was spotted outside the venue of the debate which was organised by Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) but decided not to participate as a result of Buhri’s absence.
What they said;
Why give that opportunity to opponents without gaining the same advantage?
— Igala High Chief (@I_Am_Ilemona) January 19, 2019
#2019Debate this is the opportunity for Atiku to shine. Atiku should have use this opportunity to tell Nigerians about his plans. The debate is not about PMB or Atiku, it's about Nigeria. Anybody who vote for PMB or Atiku is the enemy of Nigeria and a BIG fool.
— Naijagobetter, when? give me date 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@Naijagobetter) January 19, 2019
Well, Atiku said he does not believe in attacking a man who is NOT here to defend himself, and I agree. Makes no sense to be questioning the policies of this government when the president is not there. At least he showed up, #WhereIsBuhari?#2019Debate
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) January 19, 2019