Tinubu Declines Arise TV Town Hall Meeting Invitation

The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council has announced that its standard bearer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will not attend the third edition of the presidential town hall meeting of Arise Television.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC campaign council, Bayo Onanuga, in Abuja, on Friday.

The presidential town hall series organised by the television station in collaboration with the Centre for Democracy and Development is slated for December 4.

The third edition, which will focus on education, healthcare, poverty, and human capital, was expected to host Tinubu, standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi and New Nigeria Peoples Party’s presidential hopeful, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

The development is coming two days after Atiku and his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, pulled out of ‘The Candidates’, a similar town hall meeting organised by Original Daria Media concept, MacArthur Foundation, YouTube and Nigerian Television Authority.

Reacting to the Arise News invitation, the camp of the APC candidate on Friday berated the management of the station for listing him among candidates coming for the meeting without due consultation.

A livid Onanuga described the act as unprofessional and reckless.


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