With the 2023 election drawing closer, former Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, on Saturday said the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Labour Party, LP, and New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, are no threat to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Melaye said Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi, and Rabiu Kwankwaso do not enjoy national acceptability like Atiku.
He noted that Atiku is the only presidential candidate that could garner 25 percent of votes in all states.
In a Facebook post, the former lawmaker recounted how President Muhammadu Buhari defeated Atiku with less than three million votes in 2019.
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.”