“We have two very important people contesting this (Presidential) election in 2023. They are Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC.”
Former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Dino Melaye, who made this observation today, July 31 at the Public declaration for Atiku and induction ceremony by the Diamond Ladies in Politics in Abuja, said that the notion held in certain quarters that the presidential candidate of the Labour party would spring surprises at the presidential poll is not true.
According to Dino Melaye, Peter Obi has no political clout to spring a surprise in the presidential election because his supporters, for now, are only on social media.
“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 between 1999 to date was a discovery of Atiku.”
This was even as the Convener of the Diamond Ladies in politics, Princess Maimunat Wada, promised to mobilise over two million votes for Atiku in the presidential poll.
She contended that Atiku has the wherewithal to address the challenges bedeviling the country.
“With Atiku Abubakar on the saddle of leadership of the country, there would be inclusiveness of Nigerians irrespective of their tribal and religious affiliations. Atiku choice of his running mate, His Excellency Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, his array of business partners, investments spread across the country and even the ethnic backgrounds of his spouses are clear testimony that he would be a true Nigerian president.
”As of today, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar remains the only candidate that has released a clear roadmap to economic recovery of the country. This simply means he is the most prepared presidential candidate in the country.”