Why Tinubu would not attend Arise TV debate – Onanuga
Bayo Onanuga, the director of media for the Bola Tinubu Campaign Organisation, has said that the candidate would not attend the Arise TV town hall meeting.
According to him, the television station didn’t make any prior consultation with either Tinubu or his campaign team.
He also said that other television and radio stations have extended similar invitations to Tinubu, making him difficult to pick one over the other.
He said, “In the absence of a unified and mutually acceptable all parties and all candidates platform, our candidate has been speaking directly to Nigerians, since President Muhammadu Buhari launched Tinubu’s action plan for a better Nigeria.
“Till date, over seven town hall meetings with strategic sectors have been held across the geopolitical zones, where the candidate and his running mate have spoken about their programmes.
“These direct engagements will continue before the election on 25 February 2023. We therefore urge Arise News to stop using our candidate’s name or portrait in its advertisement, forthwith.”