Why Tinubu is not responding to calls for debate – Onanuga

SPOKESPERSON of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bayo Onanuga has said the party’s presidential candidate Bola Tinubu is not responding to calls for debate because some section of the media has an agenda against him.

Speaking during a Twitter Space organised by The ICIR on Saturday, February 11, Onanuga said the anti-Tinubu agenda is noticeable from the type of reports being published by the concerned media outfits.

The Twitter Space was themed, ‘The APC Strategy: Defining The Tinubu Manifesto.


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Onanuga, however, said Tinubu would respond to such requests if media organisations in the country come together to organise a debate.

“The media should come together and have one debate, while pre-informing the candidates ahead with the questions to get ready.



    “Our candidate has been speaking in rallies, interacting with business communities, farmers groups while unveiling his programmes and policies,” Onanuga said.

    Commenting on the controversy surrounding the party’s Muslim-Muslim ticket, Onanuga said Tinubu’s antecedents show he has the capacity to manage diversity.

    “During his administration as the Lagos State Governor, Tinubu has officials from different parts of the country who worked with him irrespective of their region or creed.

    “He is not a fanatic in his approach to faith,” Ononuga added.

    Harrison Edeh is a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, always determined to drive advocacy for good governance through holding public officials and businesses accountable.

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