- Former senator, Dino Melaye has revealed the identity of the Nigerian politician who discovered the Labour Party's flagbearer, Peter Obi first in the country
- Ahead of the 2023 general election, Melaye disclosed that the PDP flagbearer Atiku Abubakar found Obi before others
- The senator who represented Kogi West in the eighth Senate maintained also that any radical social reformer that emerged within 1999 till date was sought out first by Atiku
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a senator who represented Kogi West in the eighth Senate, Dino Melaye, has said that the Labour Party’s presidential flagbearer, Peter Obi, was not known nationally until his PDP counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, discovered him.
Melaye stated that any reformer in the country who emerged within 1999 till date was discovered by Atiku, PDP flagbearer, The Punch reports.
Melaye stated thus:
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“Obi is a fantastic Nigerian, but he was not known nationally until Atiku identified him. Atiku is a talent hunter. Everyone who was a reformer in this country from 1999 till date was a discovery of Atiku.
“Atiku discovered Obi before keyboard warriors discovered Obi. Unfortunately, elections are not going to take place on social media. It is going to take place at the polling units. And those that would vote are the people here. So it is now operation votes must count.”
Meanwhile, Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, was the running mate to the former vice-president in the 2019 general election.
He defected to LP shortly before the primary election of the PDP which Abubakar won ahead of 2023.
The former senator, who was an award recipient at the event, also stated that the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and others do not possess the requisite foundation to compare themselves with Atiku.
Dino Melaye reveals 1 thing Nigeria needs as he tells Peter Obi when to contest for president
Dino Melaye, a senator who represented Kogi West in the eighth Senates, has given his reason he believed Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, cannot win in 2023.
Melaye said he had listened to Obi's campaign, and his plan to cut governance costs is not as crucial as unifying the ethnic groups in Nigeria.
The former senator made his position known in a video shared on his verified social media handless, where he urged Obi to wait for his time.
Dino Melaye lists five areas that make Atiku better than Tinubu
In another report, legit.ng reports that Dino Melaye has belittled the candidacy of Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress.
According to the former federal lawmaker, Tinubu is a baby politician compared to Atiku Abubakar of the PDP.
Melaye consequently listed what he attributed as qualities possessed by Atiku that stand him ahead of Tinubu.