Presidential debate: Attack dogs like Dino Malaye target Obi for their stomach — Obi-Datti campaign office
Obi-Datti campaign office has taken a swipe on Dino Malaye over his unruly behavior against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi during the presidential debate which was organised by Arise Television in conjunction with Center for Development and Democracy on Sunday.
The town hall meeting was designed to give the electorates the opportunity to hear directly from the frontline candidates on how they intend to tackle most of the issues dragging the country backward.
During the presidential debate, Malaye whose principal completely absconded started picking on the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi who later called him out for his unbecoming attitude.
Meanwhile, Obi-Datti campaign office in a statement which a copy was made available to News Band said that attack dogs like Dino Malaye made Mr. Peter Obi their prime target for relevance and retention of their job: stomach.
Part of the statement reads, “The fact that the Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Candidate, Senator Dino Melaye could in his inordinate attitude provoke the highly peaceful and hard to annoy Labour Party Presidential flag bearer, Mr. Peter Obi shows clearly the level of his imprudence.
“At the Arise Television TownHall Meeting for Presidential Candidates on Sunday at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, Senator Melaye was so unruly and disproportionately large that a hardly provoked LP standard bearer had to call him out publicly to the shame of the bully spokesman.
“Notwithstanding that his principal Atiku Abubakar who was scheduled for the program ran away and sent his Running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Senator Melaye was not ashamed of the embarrassment caused by it but was still shamelessly throwing his nuisance about to be noticed by the highly disciplined Obi.
“Instead of ruminating on the dig on him from a cross section of Nigerians for his recalcitrant behavior on Sunday, Melaye is claiming that the obidient family which has become the nightmare to his principal cannot win election.
“According to him, the Obi supporters will burn out and by January 2023 it would be obvious that any vote for him is a vote for the ruling All Progressives Congress, presidential ticket holder Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu.
“We in the Obi-Datti Media office long came to the realization that attack dogs made Mr. Peter Obi their principal target for relevance and retention of their job.
“If any right thinking Nigerian especially a politician still thinks that Obi, the Labour Party Candidate is an underdog in the 2023 Presidential race, that person must be fantasizing and should be pitied.
“Even showing face at all with an attendant ugly conduct at a function his Principal was missing, underscores clearly the man who probably was hired purposely for nuisance than for good.
“Obi-Datti Media Office therefore need to actually make it abundantly clear to Senator Melaye and other characters of his ilk that Mr. Peter Obi and Labour Party are in the race to win and win convincingly.
“All political index projections ahead of 2023 show it that Obi is actually the man to beat.
It’s perhaps this type of poor political calculations by Melaye that made him to lose his senatorial seat to APC in 2019 and to a small boy in the House of Representatives in his party’s primaries in 2022.
“What Peter Obi is out to do by trying to take back Nigeria with Nigerian youths is to ensure that political jokers like Melaye do not occupy spaces reserved for good heads for the uplifting of the nation’s democracy.
“Therefore, Obi-Datti media office need to educate Senator Melaye properly that rather than Obi’s vote gifting any other political party in Nigeria, it should be stated very clearly that Nigerians are visibly tired of the two political parties and are copiously directing their votes to the fresh air in our polity which is Mr Peter Obi.
“The man who by antecedents and qualification is the man needed at this time to rescue and rebuild our beloved country.”