Senator Dino Melaye, a well-known Nigerian politician and official spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, has accused Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, of lacking unifying qualities. According to Senator Melaye, Obi’s legal team is made up solely of Igbo people, which demonstrates his lack of unifying abilities.
Senator Melaye made this allegation via his official Twitter handle, and his tweet received many reactions from netizens who expressed their views on the matter. He also compared Obi’s legal team to the legal teams of Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu, which he claimed had more diverse representation from across Nigeria.
The tweet sparked a debate among Nigerians, with some supporting Senator Melaye’s views while others disagreed. However, Senator Melaye’s comments highlight the ongoing importance of ethnic and regional representation in Nigerian politics, and the role it plays in shaping perceptions of political candidates.