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Atiku, Okowa pull out of presidential debate

PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate Gov Ifeanyi Okowa. Photo: Daily Trust

Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Tuesday pulled out of a town hall meeting organised for those vying for the position of president of Nigeria come 2023.

This was disclosed in a tweet by Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) news.

The presidential town hall series titled ‘The Candidates,’ is organised by Daria Media in partnership with News Central, and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), among others.

“Due to unavoidable conflicts, Alh. Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party, will not be participating in The Candidates Presidential Town Hall Series,” NTA said in the tweet.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino