A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dino Melaye, has said that his party’s presidential standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar, discovered Labour Party’s Peter Obi, before social media warriors got to know him.
Melaye, a former senator, said this over the weekend at an event organised by a women’s political group in Abuja.
He stated that any reformer in the country who emerged within 1999 till date was discovered by Atiku.
Melaye said, “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 from 1999 till 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.”