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Like Atiku, Tinubu fails to show up for presidential town hall meeting, ‘The Candidates’

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The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, failed to show up for the presidential town hall series titled ‘The Candidates’.

The presidential town hall series titled ‘The Candidates,’ is organised by Daria Media in partnership with News Central, and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), among others.

The town hall meeting feature presidential candidates and their running mate answering questions on national issues while discussing their plans and visions for the country they aspire to lead.

Tinubu was billed to appear on Wednesday per the organisers’ roster but the NTA on Wednesday announced that “the All Progressives Congress has asked for the postponement of their appearance on The Candidates to a future date.”

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the Peoples Democratic Party’s flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, pulled out of the presidential town hall series titled ‘The Candidates’ with the organisers citing “conflicts” as reason for the PDP candidates’ absence.

Recall that in November, Tinubu had similarly avoided a town hall by Arise TV in Abuja, preferring to attend a nearby birthday party of an APC chieftain.

In a statement by Festus Keyamo, his campaign spokesman, Tinubu explained that his “busy and hectic campaign schedule” would not afford him time to attend town halls and debates to share his ideas. He instead enjoined party faithful to explain his manifesto to the public.

The former Lagos State Governor has been under strict scrutiny by Nigerians as he continually makes incoherent and slurry statements.

At the flag-off of his campaign in Jos, Tinubu suffered an embarrassing slip, screaming “God bless PD-APC at Jos presidential rally.” It was an unintended reference to opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) before quickly retracing his speech to properly mention his party, the APC.

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