Abuja Rally: Dino Melaye Insults Peter Obi’s Supporters, Says They Are Hired With N1000 Each

Abuja Rally: Dino Melaye Insults Peter Obi’s Supporters, Says They Are Hired With N1000 Each

  • Dino Melaye says supporters of Peter Obi at rallies are hired people whose services can be procured cheaply
  • According to him, there is hunger in the land, and most people go to Obi's rally because of what they can gain
  • Going further, Melaye said Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, is the main contender in the election

In what many people will see as an insult, Dino Melaye, spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar campaign council, has accused the Labour Party (LP) of hiring a crowd for its rally in Abuja.

This follows the latest procession held in Abuja by supporters of Peter Obi who marched from the Unity Fountain to Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

Dino Melaye accuses Labour party of hiring crowds
The Labour Party (LP) has been accused of hiring a crowd for its rally. Photo credit: Ken Orji
Source: Twitter

While featuring on Arise TV Morning Show on Monday, September 26, Melaye said, “to assemble a crowd is just to bring out money”.

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The PDP chieftain claimed that he knows people who attended the LP rally, “saying we have to go and collect our own”.

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He stated:

“Nigerians are hungry. If you go to Mararaba today to say you need 5000 people with the blow of a whistle, they’ll assemble and collect their N1000 or N2000. It is not the match on the streets that will determine the votes. We’re talking of proper votes and Nigerians know that Atiku is speaking to the issues. We’re not on hype movements. I know a number of people who went for the Abuja rally and are saying we have to go and collect our own.”

Photos, detail emerge as Peter Obi, running mate visit Emir of Kano

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi and his running mate Datti Baba-Ahmed visited the Emir of Kano HRM Aminu Ado Bayero on Saturday, September 24.

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Tweeting about the Saturday visit on his official Twitter handle, Obi said “very useful constructive discussions” were held with the monarch.

He wrote:

"We had very Useful and constructive discussions, including the fire incident in Kano market and the recent flooding in the north. -PO"

Northern governors allegedly set to back Peter Obi

Meanwhile, ahead of the 2023 presidential election, three notable northern governors are said to have indicated serious interest to back the ambition of Peter Obi.

This was made known on Friday, September 23, by Kayode Ajulo, a human rights activist, when he spoke with journalists in Abuja.

Without mentioning the names of the governor, Ajulo said:

“I am aware of three governors from the north who have given indications to support him."

Source: Legit.ng

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