- Nigerians have started reacting to the scenario where the spokesperson of the PDP presidential campaign organization, Dino Melaye, made a wrong claim on live TV
- While featuring on Arise TV, Melaye claimed the first Nigerian president, Nnamdi Azikiwe, was never a president because he was a regional candidate
- Melaye was immediately corrected by the presenter, but Nigerians have started reacting to his proposition on the nationalists
Reactions have been trailing the comment of Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In the video shared by @VictorIsrael_ on microblogging Twitter, Melaye claims that many of the nationalists, including Nnamdi Azikiwe, never became president because they were regional candidates.
Why is Melaye trending on Twitter?
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"Nigerians are wiser, Nigerians know the truth, Nigerians know who will rescue them, Nigerians know who will deliver for them, and Nigerians know no regional champion has ever become the president of this country.”
He goes further to say that:
“Awolowo was a fantastic leader with every sense of humility, a very refined man, but because he was a regional candidate, he never became a president of this country. Azikiwe was a regional champion, he never became a president of this country…”
Melaye, who is the spokesman for the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, was however corrected by his interviewer Rufai Oseni that Azikiwe was in fact the first president of Nigeria.
At this juncture, the presented corrected him that Azikiwe was a president, but netizens have started reacting to the development on social media.
What are people saying about Dino Melaye, PDP?
The netizen said:
Obidients make una come oooo
Rufai from Arise TV don disgrace Dino Melaye on National TV. See how he’s sweating like Christmas Goat
Chaiiiiiiii see why it’s so difficult supporting someone who’s not Peter Obi.
Another netizen, chief_Dike, said that Awolowo was the first politician to campaign outside his region in Nigeria.
Fact check. Aside from Nnamdi azikiwe being the first president of Nigeria. Pa Awolowo was the first Nigerian politician to campaign outside hes region and he was a well accepted leader across Nigeria, he broke that yoke of campaigning within ones region
See the video below:
Obi more competent than Atiku? Dino Melaye fires Keyamo, promises to break him into pieces
Legit.ng earlier reported that a former senator and spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar's presidential campaign, Dino Melaye, has promised to break into pieces, the spokesperson of Bola Tinubu's presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo.
Melaye was reacting to Keyamo's comment on the chances of Atiku in the 2023 election, where he claimed the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, is more competent and experienced than the PDP candidate.
Melaye claimed that anyone who had held the office of the vice president is capable of leading the country and that attack on Atiku is an attack on the office of the VP.