All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu has excused his absence from the reside presidential debate held on the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja on Sunday.

Naija Information reported that three presidential candidates attended the talk/Metropolis Corridor organized by the Heart for Democracy and Improvement (CDD) in collaboration with Come up Tv.

The candidates are Peter Obi of the Labor Social gathering (LP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Folks’s Social gathering (NNPP) and Kola Abiola of the Folks’s Redemption Social gathering (PRP).

Climate Tinubu was absent from the assembly.the standard-bearer of the Peoples’ Democratic Social gathering (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who’s exterior the nation, was represented by his working mateSenator Ifeanyi Okowa.

In a chat with The Punch on Sunday night time, the Director of Media and Communications, Bayo Onanuga He mentioned that Tinubu was unable to attend the occasion resulting from his busy schedule.

Onanuga mentioned the talk collided with a city corridor assembly with agricultural farmers in Minna, the capital of Niger state, scheduled for Monday and he was unable to go away the essential assembly for the talk.

He mentioned, “We’re in Minna now to interact with farmers and agricultural commodity teams earlier than tomorrow. The media cannot all of a sudden invent a debate they usually need us to drop all the pieces we’re doing to attend it. That is incorrect. We even have our marketing campaign schedule to satisfy.”

Advised that Tinubu might nonetheless have attended the talk because the engagement with farmers in Minna is scheduled for Monday, Onanuga vehemently disagreed.

“Are we going to make use of a jet to journey to Minna? As I informed you earlier than, we’re already in Minna and can’t attend this system. In our case, your proposal clashes with our candidate’s marketing campaign program. That is why we did not present up,” he acknowledged.

When requested if Tinubu would have attended the talk if the farmers’ assembly had not been organized, Onanuga mentioned it was doubtless he would.

He mentioned, “Perhaps. However he is busy with different issues and may’t depart that one for this one. There are extra essential issues.

“After Minna, we’ll return to Abuja earlier than the subsequent engagement in Nasarawa state on Wednesday. After that, I feel Calabar is prepared for Saturday. You’ll be able to see that this week could be very busy for the candidate.

“Once more subsequent week, we might be in Imo State on Tuesday for a rally and zonal stakeholder assembly. It is not Monday as some folks wrongly reported. The earlier schedule that individuals noticed was solely a draft, which continues to be topic to modification.”

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