Real reason Tinubu avoided presidential debate – PDP

The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation says that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu absented himself from a town hall debate to avoid probing questions from Nigerians.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesperson of the campaign organization, said this on Monday.

“Asiwaju Tinubu, he said, “is aware that he cannot face the public to answer questions bordering on his past, particularly, the question on his ancestry, the Alpha-Beta tax saga; as well as his alleged stranglehold on the business, politics and lives of Lagosians from 1999 till date.”

He added that Tinubu had the fear of “being exposed of fleecing Lagos State for eight years through multiple and harsh tax regimes with nothing to show other than rulership …, only to turn around now to attempt to claim the achievements of succeeding governors as his, while continuing to use Alpha-Beta to extort Lagosians for nearly 20 years.”

Ologbondiyan recounted that Tinubu “did not attend the signing of the National Peace Accord in Abuja; he failed to turn up at Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries, (and) he avoided the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference; he shunned the televised debate … to attend a marriage bash in the same nation’s capital.”

“Is it not strange that Tinubu, who claims to be a progressive, is dodging debate, a hallmark of progressivism?

“In shunning public debates, both Tinubu and Shettima have shown that they have nothing to offer and that they are in the presidential race just for personal aggrandisement and not to serve Nigerians,” the opposition party said.

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