Presidency reacts to speculation that President Buhari would be represented by his vice in the presidential debate

The Presidency has reacted to speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari would be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in the presidential debate slated for January 19 by the Nigeria Election Debate Group.

The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in his reaction, said the president is yet to take a decision on whether he would take part in the debate or not.

Reports say the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay had said Vice President Osinbajo could represent President Buhari at the presidential debate if that was what the Federal Government wanted.

According to him, the debate was not about eloquence but what the political parties had to offer the country if elected.

However, Adesina said President Buhari was still contemplating whether or not to appear at the debate, stressing that Nigerians would be informed in due course when the president takes decision on the matter.


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