Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has said that President Buhari does not gain anything by attending the presidential debate slated for today January 19th. According to Sagay, the other candidates that will be attending the debate are mere “motivational speakers” that have nothing to offer. The presidential debate is slated for 7pm tonight.
Sagay said this in an interview with Sun newspaper.
“There is no law that is binding about participating in a debate. It is ideal for everybody to appear for the debate, but if you have nothing to lose by not debating, you may decide not to do so. It is a calculation. You know many of these people, particularly the motivational speakers, that is their life; they have nothing else doing. All that they are going to do is to ramble on and on before you know what is happening. .
“It is not in his interest to go and debate with those people. Let us be practical and sensible about a situation. You go on areas, which you have your strength and concentrate on that. He has nothing to gain by debate.” he said .
Sagay tagged Buhari’s opponents as political dwarfs, stating that Buhari’s attendance at debates will only give relevance to the opposition.