“He has married Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. He is a pan-Nigerian” – Dino Melaye makes case for Atiku, says it’s not yet time for Peter Obi to be President

Former Senator, Dino Melaye, has stated that PDP presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, is the best person to become the President of Nigeria.

 

Speaking in a video shared on his social media page on Friday, July 1, Dino said Atiku has married women from the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria – Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba – which makes him a pan-Nigerian and the best person to bring unity to Nigeria.

 

He further stated that it’s not yet time for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to become President and he should wait for his turn.

 

The former lawmaker said in part,

“Peter Obi is one of the finest Nigerians who is intellectually mobile, he is a great Nigerian and by the grace of God, he is qualified to be a president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the nearest future. Mr Peter Obi, I celebrate your movement for a new Nigeria, but I want to advise that your time is not now, you have to wait for your time.

I have listened to your arguments and your deliveries including your campaign but I can say that 90% of your campaign is dwelling on reducing the cost of governance.

 

I want to tell you that the problems of this country are beyond just cutting the cost of governance. It is less than 1% of our national problems.

 

What we need in this country is to unite the nation. Nigeria has never been this divided in our national history. We need one character who has the ability to unite us as a nation.”

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