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Jonathan Will Participate In Debates Orgainsed By Any Group – Fani-Kayode

Channels Television  
Updated February 1, 2015

Femi-Fani-Kayode-on_Fayose_PublicationThe Head of Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the party’s presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, is not afraid to participate in any presidential debate, organised by anyone, anywhere in the country.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Fani-Kayode denied allegations that the ruling party had a hand in organising the just concluded debate by Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria.

He challenged the opposition, All Progressives Congress to come up with a presidential debate to their satisfaction and invite the ruling party saying their only condition is that the debate be a live transmission.

Nigerian voters will have an opportunity to assess those seeking their mandate to administer the affairs of the country as presidential debate has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 3 as part of the build-up to the February 14 elections.

The debate, initiated by Channels Television, ARISE Television and the Newspapers Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), is scheduled to hold at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The February 3 debate is coming on the heels of an earlier attempt by the Nigeria Election Debate Group to host a presidential debate, which is currently mired in controversy following the rejection of the invite to participate by the presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, alleging unhidden bias and campaign of calumny by its key organisers against the party’s corporate interest.