3rd March, 2022
Former senator for Kogi West, Dino Melaye appeared to have dumped Abubakar Bukola Saraki for Atiku Abubakar.
In a trending video, Melaye spoke at an interaction between Atiku and some senators in Abuja, with Dino explaining why he is on Atiku’s side and not Saraki’s.
Dino said his ex-colleagues in the Senate had wondered why he is following Atiku.
Then he dropped the shocking line, that was dismissive of Saraki’s presidential ambition.
“I stopped following aspirants. I now follow candidates”, he said to the delight of the audience, including Atiku.
He received some ovation at the meeting.
The video was shared by Mohammed Abubakar, an Atiku devotee.
Dino speaks pic.twitter.com/zPEUBlyjLa
— Mohammed Abubakar (@Mo_Atiku) March 3, 2022
Melaye and Saraki used to be inseparable political allies.
They joined the APC together in 2014 and left together in 2018 for the PDP, with Saraki being the Director-general of Atiku’s failed presidential campaign.
Saraki and Dino also failed to retain their seats, as they were beaten by APC candidates.
Saraki has announced he is in the race for the PDP presidential ticket, just like he did in 2018.
Atiku is, however, favoured to win the ticket again.