2023: Dino Melaye Fumes over Buhari’s Talk About Successor, Says PDP Ready to Unseat APC from Aso Rock

2023: Dino Melaye Fumes over Buhari’s Talk About Successor, Says PDP Ready to Unseat APC from Aso Rock

  • Controversy beckons for President Muhammadu Buhari after he appealed to APC governors to allow him to select his successor
  • This idea, however, did not go down well with some people with mixed reactions trailing President Buhari's statement
  • Reports also have it that some factions of the APC totally disagree with the approach which has left the party in panic mode

Controversial former lawmaker of the red chamber, Dino Melaye has kicked at President Muhammadu Buhari’s purported plan to handpick his successor, Daily Trust reported.

Recall that on Tuesday, May 31, President Buhari held a meeting with APC governors urging them to support him in selecting his successor ahead of the 2023 presidential polls.

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The trio of Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi, and Yemi Osinbajo are the names on the lips of people as likely successors to the president. Photo: Guardian
Source: UGC

Buhari said:

“In keeping with the established internal policies of the party and as we approach the convention in a few days, I wish to solicit the reciprocity and support of the governors and other stakeholders in picking my successor, who would fly the flag of our party.”

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Going by the president’s statement, Dino took to his official Twitter handle @dino_melaye with 3.3 million followers to castigate the president in a short video.

As cited by Legit.ng, Dino made an emphasis to the president’s deliberate use of the word ‘successor’, instead of ‘flagbearer’ or ‘candidate’ for the APC.

Dino described the statement of the president as unconstitutional, dictatorial, and sacrilegious.

He said:

“We are in a democracy and we will not allow imposition, we will not allow the president to handle this country as if we are in a monarchical or hereditary system of government. It is sacrilegious, abominable, and undemocratic for a president to talk about a successor in an election that has not been conducted. If he says they should support him to get a flagbearer it is a different matter.

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“So, I am calling the attention of Nigerians to be on alert because this is a battle to salvage this country from this economic cankerworm and financial scavengers. This is a battle of no retreat, no surrender. I want to address Mr President, we are ready more than ever before to defend this democracy with our blood. We will not allow imposition, we will not allow rigging and we will not allow any tendency that is anti-democratic. God bless the federal republic of Nigeria.”

APC faction kicks at Buhari's suggestion to pick successor

Meanwhile, PM News reported that President Buhari's request have set a tone of uproar within the party.

It is gathered that some factions of the party were not in-tune with the approach which may prove critical to the presidential primary election of the party.

Political pundits and enthusiast in reaction to the new development posits that the decision of the president might make or mar the APC at the presidential polls.

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For some, the imposition of candidate might divide the party and give the main opposition, PDP, an upper hand to clinch the presidential seat.

Why I lost PDP primary in Kogi, Dino Melaye gives reasons

Dino Melaye has reacted to his recent loss at the PDP senatorial primary election in Kogi West.

He blamed gang-up for his loss at the primary to elect the senatorial candidate for Kogi West.

Melaye was defeated by the serving House of Representatives’ member representing Kabba-Buni/Ijumu Federal Constituency.

Yusuf speaks after win cautions supporters against mocking Dino Melaye

Teejay Yusuf while reacting to his victory cautioned his supporters and associates against mocking Dino Melaye, one of the opponents in the just concluded primary.

He said the mockery of Dino is needless, unhelpful and unnecessary, called for caution and an immediate end to such by his supporters.

Yusuf attributed his victory to an overwhelming unity of purpose by numerous party foot soldiers, PDP leaders at all levels.

Source: Legit.ng

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