Melaye, speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, stressed that Peter Obi’s supporters are clowns making noise on social media, adding that Obi does not have what it takes to unite Nigeria.
He called on Nigerians to disregard the rapture on social media, arguing that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate is the only one with that capacity.
The spokesman contended that Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate had engaged in interactions with Nigerians and he is certain of victory.
“Peter Obi is a fantastic Nigerian. I have tremendous respect for him, but this is not his time. He doesn’t have what it takes now to unify this country. Before you start talking about the economy, you need peace. You need to build trust among Nigerians. It takes Atiku to unify this country. He’s the man that could be trusted in the north, in the south, in the east, in every part to unify this country. Among all the presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar is the only one that can be trusted. Nobody will see him as a religious bigot, tribalist, ethnic jingoist.
“All those shouting Peter Obi, Peter Obi; what is the followership of Peter Obi on social media? Even those making those imaginary noises are not even following Peter Obi on social media. Go to the Twitter and Instagram handles of Peter Obi. How many people are following him? Peter Obi was in Osun to campaign for a Labour Party candidate. The Labour Party got 2,700 votes while the PDP got over 400,000. Don’t be carried away with this euphoria,” Melaye added.