Former Senator and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dino Melaye, on Monday, dismissed the chances of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to defeat the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party presidential flagbearear, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 presidential election.
Melaye described Tinubu as a baby weight in politics when compared to Atiku.
He stated this while speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today.
According to him, “For us in the PDP, we have advised Atiku to please put together his acceptance speech because he is the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Bola Tinubu with his inordinate ambitions, campaigns and formation is no match in any way. Bola Tinubu is a baby weight compared to Atiku Abubakar. In all ramifications, politically, medically, mentally, socially even religiously.
“Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar in terms of political popularity, they are not on the same page. How can Tinubu be bigger than Atiku? How can a volkswagen be bigger than a 9/11? In terms of political experience, you cannot put Tinubu and Atiku on the same page. Atiku stepped down for MKO Abiola … Atiku Abubakar by virtue of being the VP of this country at the time have a political edge in terms of experience more than Bola Tinubu.”
Melaye added that Atiku was the only qualified candidate who understood Nigeria’s perennial problems better.
He said, “In terms of connections, political power, in terms of knowing and understanding this country, including the problems of this country, you cannot put them on the same page. govern Nigeria.
“To govern Nigeria, you have to be mentally and physically fit. It is a constitutional requirement, it’s not possible for you to have an incapacitated president.”