Dino Melaye, a former senator representing Kogi West, claimed on Saturday that Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 presidential election is not being threatened by the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP) and New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Melaye claimed that unlike Atiku Abubakar, Bola Tinubu (APC), Peter Obi (LP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP) do not have widespread acceptance in the country.
He pointed out that Atiku is the only presidential hopeful who has a chance of receiving 25% of the vote nationwide.
The former legislator described how President Muhammadu Buhari beat Atiku in 2019 with fewer than three million votes in a Facebook post.
“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.”