The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has urged Nigerians to insist that the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari must attend the January 19 presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) or drop out of the race.
The coalition in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere alleged that the president plans not to attend the debate.
“We have got it on good authority that the APC has resolved that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be attending the presidential candidates’ debate scheduled to hold on Saturday.
“Nigerians should insist that the President must attend the debate. If he fails to attend, the race should be over” he said.
While describing the president’s performance at a recent town hall meeting tagged, “NgMeetTheCandidates” hosted by journalist Kadaria Ahmed as a “national calamity”,he further alleged that the president is not physically fit to lead the nation any further.
He said, “Events in the last few days have turned out to be very clear signals that all may not be well with our President in terms of his fitness to continue in office.
“The cabal is doing everything to foist President Buhari on Nigerians for their own selfish interests and not for any other purpose”.