Former Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has narrated how Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar discovered his Labour Party counterpart, Peter Obi.
Gatekeepers News reports that Melaye said this while speaking at an event in Abuja on Saturday night.
Melaye described Abubakar as a “talent hunter”.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra state, was the running mate to the former vice-president in the 2019 general election.
He defected to LP shortly before the primary election of the PDP which Abubakar won ahead of 2023.
Melaye said Peter Obi was not known nationally until Atiku Abubakar “identified him” in 2019.
Melaye said, “I am happy that everybody here is singing one song and that is Atiku for president. Many are already voting on social media but INEC has no voting centre on social media.
“Atiku supporters are real, they are original. You can see them and they have PVCs. We have two very important people contesting this election. Atiku Abubakar, the Wazirin Adamawa and Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the APC.
“At 75, what is new that Atiku would be looking for other than to set the pedestal for the upcoming generation to have a life they can call their own? So this competent Nigerian that is highly mobile and administratively sagacious is coming to change the narrative.
“Obi is a fantastic Nigerian but he was not known nationally until Atiku identified him. Atiku is a talent hunter. Everyone who was a reformer in this country between 1999 to date was a discovery of Atiku.
“Atiku discovered Obi before keyboard warriors discovered Obi. Unfortunately, elections are not going to take place on social media.
“It is going to take place at the polling units. And those that would vote are the people here. So it is now operation votes must count.”