Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been challenged to improve democracy in the country by introducing public debates for contestants at the level of primaries to ensure that credible candidates emerged.
The United Nigeria Group (TUNG) spokesman, Dr. Bright Emenena, made the call while interacting with journalists, recently in Abuja. He said: “I want to use this opportunity to put pressure on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to make impact even as opposition party by taking democracy to the next level in Nigeria.
“They must ensure that the process of choosing a candidate at the primary is fair; they should go further by ensuring the contestants engage in public debate at the level of the primaries.
“In this country, there have never been times when a sitting president had made himself available for public debate but PDP can’t start something.
They can take democracy to another level by introducing debate at the primaries level so that contestants can make public their vision to the delegates and general public.”
According to him, TUNG believes in the unity of the nation and engages only in activities that fosters the peace and security of Nigerians.
The group revealed that it was “canvassing for former Vice President Abubakar Atiku because he is most competent amongst those who had declared interest to run for 2019 presidential elections.”