Two predominant presidential candidates, Tinubu Ball of the APC and atik abubakar of the PPD, had been absent from the presidential assembly held on Sunday evening.

Whereas Atiku was represented on the occasion by his co-worker, Ifeanyi Okowa, Tinubu had no illustration and the organizers changed him with one other presidential candidate.

The event was organized by the Middle for Democracy and Progress and Come up Television.

Aside from Messrs. Tinubu and Atiku, the opposite two presidential candidates invited to the controversy have been Peter Obi of the Labor Social gathering and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP. The final two have been current on the controversy.

The 4 males have been chosen primarily based on the efficiency of their occasions in a web based ballot carried out by the organizers through which the 18 political occasions have been listed in alphabetical order.

A CDD press launch revealed that after the ballot closed, 9 occasions didn’t get a vote. The remaining 9 obtained the next proportion of votes: African Movement Congress (AAC) – 20.7%, All Progressives Congress (APC) – 86.2%, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) – 6.9%, Labor Get Collectively (LP) – 96.6%, New Nigeria Peoples Assembly (NNPP): 51.7%, Democratic Peoples Assembly (PDP): 82.8%, Peoples Redemption Assembly (PRP): 6 .9%, Social Democratic Assembly (SDP): 6.9% and Assembly of Younger Progressives (PPA) – 13.8%.

The outcomes of this survey revealed our willpower to use for the highest 4 scoring occasions – LP, APC, PDP and NNPP – to the town council, the organizers stated.

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Nonetheless, hours earlier than the occasion, Mr. Tinubu was changed by Kola Abiola from the Individuals’s Redemption Assembly who was current on the occasion.

The moderator, Reuben Abati, introduced that Atiku was again from Morocco and had contacted the organizers for Mr. Okowa to introduce him. Nothing was stated concerning the APC.

The organizers additionally didn’t say why the APC candidate was not current or represented on the occasion. Additionally they didn’t make clear why and the way Mr. Abiola was elected in his place, since his occasion didn’t are available in fifth place within the vote. Fifth place went to the African Movement Congress (AAC), whose candidate, Omoyele Sowore, had complained about being excluded from the controversy.

The absence of Mr. Tinubu or his guide sparked controversy on social media. Many Nigerians accused the ruling occasion candidate of avoiding main public engagements.

Some attendees on the occasion in Abuja additionally protested Mr. Okowa’s presence, saying that solely presidential candidates ought to have the ability to take part. Nonetheless, the organizers affirmed that Atiku had knowledgeable them of his absence and for that reason they agreed that he may very well be represented by his operations associate.

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