Senator Dino Melaye, who represented Kogi West in the 8th Assembly, has explained why the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar is head and shoulder above other contestants.
Melaye said Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party are no threat to Atiku in the forthcoming 2023 presidential.
While analysing the strengths of the major contenders for the Aso Rock job in a Facebook post, the former lawmaker said Tinubu, Obi, and Kwankwaso do not enjoy national acceptability like Atiku.
According to Melaye, Atiku is the only presidential candidate that could garner 25 per cent of votes in all states.
Melaye wrote: “Even when almighty Buhari supposedly won the 2019 election, Which is not correct. The difference between his votes and that of Atiku was less than 3 million. Atiku won 17states + FCT, and Buhari won 19 states. Only one state in between. Atiku scored over 11 million votes and had 25% across 2/3 of all the states in Nigeria.
“None of Tinubu, Peter Obi, Kwankwaso and co can ever enjoy national acceptability like Buhari. In other words, APC has no candidate who’s a threat to Atiku. Giving without conceding that Obi will pull majority votes in the South Eastern part of Nigeria whose total votes is less than 3 million votes.
“Be wise and vote the right fellow countrymen and women. Atiku remains the only symbol of National Unity and hope for Nigeria and Nigerians.
“It’s a known fact that Atiku has the ability to clinch more than 25% votes in all states across Nigeria.
“Atiku is not a contestant, he’s an awaiting President. Get your PVC, Get Atikulated so we can get Nigeria fixed and united again.”