It appears that Nigerians are eventually going to have a debate between the top contenders for the presidency – President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who is the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.

Recall that the PDP had on Monday challenged the president to a live debate with its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on critical sectors ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

A challenge which the President seems to have accepted as the Buhari Campaign Council has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not evading debate.

Meanwhile, it will be based on the condition that the circumstances and rules for such debate are germane, according to the Buhari Campaign Office.

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Speaking to Thisday newspaper, the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo said it is the PDP that is notorious for evading debates.

He said that President Buhari will, at the appropriate time, decide on his participation in the debate after being availed of all the details and circumstances for such an exercise.

The Buhari campaign spokesmen further explained that contrary to the insinuations being made by the PDP, the office was yet to receive the formal invitation for a debate ahead of the 2019 election, adding that it would always assess the circumstances behind any debate before accepting to or rejecting it.

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