The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has blasted Prof. Itse Sagay for saying that President Muhammadu Buhari will not debate with political dwarfs.
Sagay, who is Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, had in an interview with Sun declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will not debate with the presidential candidate of the PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and other candidates because they are not his match.
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Reacting to Sagay’s statement, Atiku, speaking through the Spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Kassim Afegbua, said he would only attend the debate on the condition that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari will also be on ground.
He condemned Sagay for making such a statement, saying the erudite professor has become a turncoat academic.
He said, “When you realised that a supposed law professor like Itse Sagay now talks with tongue in cheek, you easily know that societal values and morality have become debased.
“When you realised that he once taught in the University, then the senility of his intellect has attained double jeopardy.
“Itse Sagay has not only become a turncoat academic but one whose sight invokes pity, sympathy and empathy. How can APC presidential candidate who has been fighting ‘battles’ with his WASC consider others who are duly qualified and well read as dwarfs?
“Does it not suggest that something is amiss somewhere?
“Who is actually a dwarf here? Is it a presidential candidate running away from debate or one who is challenging the other to a debate?
“Didn’t you see them packaging a phoney debate for him where he would have studied the questions and answers and regurgitate them to the best of what would have been prepared for him?
“If the APC presidential candidate is not presenting himself for debate, we will not allow our presidential candidate to attend any debate. But if APC candidate is ready to engage our candidate, he is ready and prepared for him.”