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Goodluck Jonathan ‘President used 'expo' for debate,’ APC alleges

The debate took place on Sunday, March 22, and was organized by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG).

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President Goodluck Jonathan attends debate with other candidates

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan cheated during a recently held Presidential debate.

The debate took place on Sunday, March 22, and was organized by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG).

The APC alleged that the NEDG had been compromised and that President Jonathan had foreknowledge of the questions he was asked during the event.

The allegations were contained in a statement released by the spokesperson of the APC campaign organization, Garba Shehu.

 “We at the APC Presidential Campaign got the eye-opening news of the press conference by the Value and Integrity Group accusing the Nigeria Election Debate Group, the crux of the allegation being that some members of the NEDG have been monetarily influenced.”

“Although the group failed to mention from what source the monies came from, we had taken a position, based on intelligence made available to us that the PDP has compromised the integrity of an unnamed few in the NEDG with huge and ridiculous sums of money.”

“And watching President Goodluck Jonathan reading from a prepared script gleefully as he answered questions in the debate confirmed our suspicion that there will be “EXPO”. Without a foreknowledge of the question to be asked, how did the president come with prepared answers?”

“These two scenarios: The allegation of corrupt inducements in the NEDG and the president reading from a prepared script during the debate validates our reasons for abstaining from the debate.”

The APC had insisted that its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari would not participate in any debates with Jonathan because the exercises would’ve been doctored in the President’s favour.

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