President Buhari did not attend outright, but Atiku was spotted at the venue and subsequently inside it. However, a note was passed on to the moderator just as he was about to be introduced; the moderator therefore moved on to introduce Moghalu of YPP. Atiku stayed in the audience for a while, but reportedly left at exactly 7:20pm.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), walked out of the presidential debate organized by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organizations Nigeria (BON) for candidates of five of the parties participating in the 2019 presidential election.
Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were the five candidates billed to participate in the debate.
While the first three candidates participated in the debate, while two are conspicuously missing. #2019Debate