Atiku Overrules Aide, To Attend Presidential Debate

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said he will attend the debate for presidential candidates slated for today.

Mr Abubakar, who just returned to the country from his United States trip stated this while addressing supporters of the party at the Legacy House, Abuja.

This seems to have overruled the position of his aide who announced his withdrawal from the debate due to verbal remarks from the Presidency.

He is the major challenger of President Muhammadu Buhari who seeks re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

Aside the duo, other candidates expected to grace the event are: Oby Ezekwesili – Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye – Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu – Young Progressives Party (YPP).

“I am going to refresh and come for the presidential debate,” the former vice president popularly known as Atiku told the crowd who welcomed him from his trip.