Presidential candidate of the ruling party – All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has explained why he has been snubbing live interviews and debates.
Tinubu, who snubbed another Presidential Town Hall meeting organized by Arise News which had three other leading candidates in attendance on Sunday, December 4, gave his reason during an interview in Chatham House in London on Monday.
According to him, those inviting him for debates and live interviews are only trying to use him to make money because he’s a marketable candidate.
“I see myself as a marketable individual. You want to use me to make money and I’m saying no,” he said.
Watch him speak below,
Meanwhile, Tinubu’s campaign team have released a statement defending his absence in the presidential debate. They cited bias and partisanship on the part of the television station’s anchors.
The statement reads,
“The APC Presidential candidate has his own schedule of campaign activities and other engagements within and outside Nigeria. One of such events is his scheduled event for Monday, December 5, 2022 at Chatham House in London where he will speak on Security, Economy and Foreign Policy.
“Asiwaju Tinubu travelled to United Kingdom early Saturday for this earlier scheduled engagement. We want to reiterate for the umpteenth time that no amount of blackmail, intimidation and media bully and innuendos by the owner and management of Arise News will change the position our campaign has taken on this matter.”