The spokesman of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Organisation, Dino Melaye has been ridiculed online after making a false claim about Nigerian nationalist Nnamdi Azikiwe on National TV.
Tari Oliver Blog reports that Melaye during an interview on Arise TV claimed that many nationalists, including Azikiwe, never became president because they were regional candidates.
According to him, Nigerians are currently aware of the truth about the presidential candidate that will rescue the country.
He noted that Awolowo and Azikiwe are fantastic leaders with every sense of humility but they never made it to become president because they were regional candidates.
In his words: “Nigerians are wiser, Nigerians know the truth, Nigerians know who will rescue them, Nigerians know who will deliver for them, and Nigerians know no regional champion has ever become the president of this country.
“Awolowo was a fantastic leader with every sense of humility, a very refined man, but because he was a regional candidate, he never became a president of this country. Azikiwe was a regional champion, he never became a president of this country.”
Melaye was however corrected by the presenter, Rufai Oseni that Azikiwe was the first president of Nigeria.
Although Dino Melaye attempted to argue with Rufai before he finally succumbed and thanked him.
Nigerians Mock Melaye
comedianprivilegedson wrote: “I have told Dino several times to stop changing his dealers e no dey hear”
wealthworld_1 wrote: “Rufai made caricature of this joke today all through this interview. He could not answer any question straight. Man was busy running around circles, stammering and sweating. Oga this 2023 we ready for una, you think it’s before y’all will just come and made fake promises and spill lies and then win election. Una go word from now till next year. We are wiser now”
official_djkris wrote: “Look at the kind person that want to impose president on Us common history this man no sabi”
oriscenzy wrote: “Dino and Reno don spoil their own Family name just because them dey defend Atiku”
mr_osy004 wrote: “Reason why some people dislike him, man knows his craft well and damn good at it, he will drill you even Peter Obi was drilled 2 or 3 times, Atiku and Tinubu should be interviewed by Rufai, lets know the stuff they are made of. Rufai and Seun should be the interviewer for the presidential debate..”
brodalanblow wrote: “Dino still dey argue”
i_am_nelson.collins101 wrote: ‘Campaign spokes man but you don’t know the history of Nigeria”