Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that he is sure PresidentMuhammadu Buhari won’t turn up for a presidential debate.
Saraki stated this at an event on Thursday while speaking to some Civil Society Organisations in Abuja.
“I am told that one has debated and you already know the answer to that debate. On the second one, I am very sure he is not going to debate. So how do you assess somebody who is not ready to tell you what he is going to do?” the top lawmaker queried.
Saraki said gone are the days where presidential candidates are not properly scrutinized before being elected.
“Those days are gone, my good people. The future of this country, a country that leads the continent that is not the example we want to set for this continent.
“The whole world is going in a direction, if you are seeking a position, you must come and tell people what you want to do, you must sit down and they will ask you questions and that is why we are here.
“Today is your day, we will sit down and take questions. I hope at the end of this exercise, you will stand up and say yes, this is the team that will secure Nigeria; this is the team that will unite Nigeria; this is the team that will fight the poverty in town and bring a bright future,” he said.
Last week, a vice president all debate held and was mostly between Buhari’s running mate for 2019, vice president Yemi Osinbajo and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party.