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Dino Melaye, a former federal senator, has stated that despite Peter Obi’s leadership abilities, he may need to wait for a future election before running for president.
In a video he shared on his social media accounts on Friday which was obtained by The Eastern Updates, Mr. Dino asserted that, in light of Peter Obi’s assessment of the problems facing the country, the country does not currently require him.
According to Dino, the country currently needs someone who would unify the different regions and ethnic groups in the country, not someone like Obi who only wants to cut the cost of governance.
He said, ‘Peter Obi is one of the finest Nigerians who is intellectually mobile, he is a great Nigerian and by the grace of God, he is qualified to be a president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the nearest future.
‘Mr Peter Obi, I celebrate your movement for a new Nigeria, but I want to advise that your time is not now, you have to wait for your time.
‘I have listened to your arguments and your deliveries including your campaign but I can say that 90% of your campaign is dwelling on reducing the cost of governance.
‘I want to tell you that the problems of this country are beyond just cutting the cost of governance. It is less than 1% of our national problems.
‘What we need in this country is to unite the nation. Nigeria has never been this divided in our national history. We need one character who has the ability to unite us as a nation.’