Chekwas Okorie

Presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has stated that the boycott of the scheduled presidential debate being put together by the Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria (BON) and Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG) by the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari is hugely disappointing.

Speaking via a statement by the media arm of his campaign organisation, Okorie advised General Buhari to ignore those advising him to shun the debate and participate in the debate as scheduled.

Okorie stated that the debate, which had become a norm in most advanced countries was a welcome development in Nigeria’s budding democracy and shouldn’t be ignored by any candidate.

“My Vice Presidential candidate, Barrister Bello Umar (SAN) and I are ready for the debate. I urge my compatriot, General Buhari, to reject his advisors’ voices and show up for the debate. That is what the nation and the international community expect of him”, the statement said.

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