By G9ija

A former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said he is not interested in a debate with his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

G9ija gathered that Atiku Abubakar made this known through his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, on Sunday.

Atiku’s spokesman challenged the former Lagos State Governor to an hour-long media interview.

Ibe told The PUNCH that the former vice-presdient will only debate Tinubu when the Independent National Electoral Commission gives the go-ahead for campaigns.

“The campaign does not start until September because there is no room for that. So, we are not challenging him for a debate rather to have an hour interview like we did in Arise TV.

“So, when the time comes for debate we will challenge him for that. Let them have a press interview,” he said.

Also, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, said Tinubu is to be blamed for the suffering Nigerians are experiencing

He said, “The evidence are there, Nigerians have spoken vocally with the election in Osun which is a reflection. Nigerians are ready to stand with the PDP.

“This is a government that Bola Tinubu admitted and said he brought to power; the monumental failure we are witnessing today and he must take responsibility. This is called vicarious responsibility in law. The Nigerian people are wiser, and with the electronic transmission we will be victorious.”

While describing Atiku and his running mate as experienced leaders, the PDP spokesperson said the opposition is presenting the best individuals.

“Our candidate is very experienced, a consummate politician, a man with so much measure, an industrialist par excellence with a dogged vice presidential candidate, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State; so experienced in executive and legislature. That is what our party is bringing to the table,’’ he said.