A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Dino Melaye, said on live TV that even witches and wizards can not accuse the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of being a religious bigot.
Naija News reports that the PDP Presidential Campaign Council spokesperson wasted no time selling Atiku’s candidacy when he appeared in a live interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today.
According to him, the Wazirin Adamawa is the only nationalist among the 18 presidential candidates who has friends in every nook and cranny of Nigeria.
Taking a swipe at the opposition, Melaye said nobody knows the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in the core North and South-Eastern part of Nigeria.
He stressed that Tinubu did not visit even the entire South-West while seeking APC’s presidential ticket, adding that Atiku, on the other hand, went around and was received in all the regions.
He said, “Atiku is the most trusted candidate of all the 18 presidential candidates in the 2023 elections. The West is comfortable with Atiku; Southerners are comfortable with Atiku, the Hausa-Fulani, the Ijaws, everybody is comfortable with Atiku Abubakar because he is not only a pan-Nigerian, even witches and wizards can’t accuse him of being a religious bigot or an ethnic jingoist; because we all know, everyone in this country knows Atiku Abubakar.
“As I speak with you, when trying to pick the ticket of PDP he went to every part of the country and he was welcomed and Atiku is the only presidential candidate who got votes from every zone in this country.
“Tinubu did not visit even the entire South West; he didn’t go to any state in the South East when he was going round seeking the ticket of his party. Go to the core North and say Tinubu; nobody knows who Tinubu is. Go to the South East they don’t know who Tinubu is.”