The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked Nigerians to insist that President Muhammadu Buhari must prove he is fit and able for the nation’s top job by leading his own campaign and participating in the presidential candidates’ debate.
CUPP chairman, Olagunsoye Oyinlola said this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, pointing out that Mr. Buhari would go down in history as the first President to hire a proxy in a presidential contest.
According to him, the president must debate against its presidential candidate and account for his stewardship to Nigerians.
”President Buhari should not be allowed to outsource his campaign to the All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, if he is fit for the nation’s top job,” he said.
The CUPP chairman also accused the APC of plotting to rig the 2019 elections and plunge the nation into avoidable crisis, explaining that the refusal of the President to sign the Electoral Act Amendment bill into law is part of plans to manipulate the polls.
Oyinlola said, “President Buhari has, indeed, said Senator Bola Tinubu would do the campaigns on his behalf. We hope he was misquoted. Otherwise, Nigerians should simply ask him to step back from the contest and let his party put Tinubu forward as its candidate.
“Buhari would go down as the first candidate in history to hire a proxy in a presidential contest. He is the one contesting, he should not be afraid to be the one to interface directly with Nigerians.”