Senator Dino Melaye, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the failure of Presidential Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerian challenges makes the bid of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to become next president in 2023, an impossible one.
According to him, the poor performance of Buhari would ruin the chances of Tinubu.
Dino who spoke on Channel Television, claimed that the failure of the ruling APC to provide solutions to the economic challenges bedeviling the country made all candidates of the party “not marketable”
He said, “We have carried out a lot of intellectual works. We have carried out opinion polls, we’ve interacted with the people and this government marketed Atiku by their colossal failure.
“Today, the most difficult candidate to sell is any APC candidate whether at counsellorship level, House of Assembly, House of Reps or Senate or governorship. That is why you cannot defend Bola Ahmed Tinubu, you cannot promote Bola Ahmed Tinubu, you cannot campaign for Bola Ahmed Tnubu and not look stupid.”
Melaye further said that Atiku “prepared himself for today”, adding that in the last two years he is the only candidate who has gone to update his education, obtain his Master’s degress from a university in Cambridge.
“So, who is more prepared in terms of experience, in terms of hospitality, in terms of contacts?” He asked.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the Asiwaju Tinubu-Shettima Coalition for Good Governance, Adebayo Shittu, described the PDP spokesman as a jester, stressing that Buhari was not the presidential candidate of the APC.
He said, “You know Dino Meleya is a jester and it’s because the PDP wants to continue to abuse Nigerians with fake things. So, they decided to look for a jester like Dino Melaye. I don’t think serious Nigerians should give anything Dino says a very serious thought.”