Disqualify Any Aspirant That Fails to Show Up: Timi Dakolo Tells INEC to Make Presidential Debate Compulsory

Disqualify Any Aspirant That Fails to Show Up: Timi Dakolo Tells INEC to Make Presidential Debate Compulsory

  • Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo has called on INEC to organise a debate for presidential aspirants ahead of the 2023 elections
  • Timi Dakolo urged the Nigerian electoral body to disqualify any of the presidential aspirants who fails to show up for the debate
  • The singer said Nigerians were tired of assuming the aspirants know what to do as the debate would serve as an avenue to hear from them

With the stage now set for the 2023 general elections, popular singer and songwriter Timi Dakolo has appealed to the country’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to organise a compulsory debate for all presidential candidates.

Dakolo who made headlines after he called out the All Progressives Congress (APC) organizing committee for using his song, without his permission, urged INEC to disqualify any of the aspirants who fails to attend the presidential debate.

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Timi Dakolo, INEC, 2023 election
We must insist on presidential debate: Timi Dakolo Credit: @timidakolo
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The singer said he looks forward to hearing the candidates speak about their plans for the country, rather than assuming they know what to do.

He said

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“I can’t wait for the president debate. This time we must insist on the presidential debate. Dear @inecnigeria, we insist. If you don’t show up, you should be disqualified. We can no longer assume you will know what to do . Come and tell us.”

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Internet users react


"Debate? Do they end up implementing?"


"Debate or no debate. Peter Obi is my choice , enough of having sick & half dead humans ruling our country. It’s it forbidden for Nigeria to have a smart young leader? Now the stage is set: the contest is between , Hausa, Yoruba & Igbo. Nigerians (Ibos in particular) get this one now! Vote & defend it."

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"Anybody can say anything during debate, mk Dem swear juju dat one na sure pass."

Timi Dakolo speaks after being called out for singing at Atiku's rally

The popular Nigerian singer became the topic of discussion on social media after he was called out for singing at presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar’s political rally.

Several videos from the rally made the rounds as Dakolo sang one of his popular tracks, The Unity Song, and it caused quite a buzz online.

Numerous Nigerians reacted to the clip in different ways with some people supporting the singer and the majority bashing him.

Source: Legit.ng

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