Melaye Asks Obi To Apologise To Him, Says He’s ‘Unpresidential’


The Spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party {PDP} presidential campaign council, Senator Dino Melaye,has asked the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi to apologise to him for lashing at him at the town hall session organised Arise TV and Centre For Development and Democracy in Abuja.

Melaye, who insisted that  he “did not do anything to” Obi, noted that a person vying for the position of Nigeria’s president must be calm.

Naijanewsnow reports that Obi got angry at the town hall session on Sunday night and lashed out at Melaye

Melaye, who made the demand for apology in a video posted on his Twitter page on Monday, said: “He was not provoked, I was seating far opposite the top seat where they were sitting. I didn’t mention his name. And I was really surprised to see that type of outburst from a presidential candidate. Is that the type of president he is going to make? Just taking on people and showing unpresidential characteristics?

“I didn’t do anything. So that outburst is unwarranted, very unpresidential, unacceptable of a leader.

“A leader must be mature. One who wants to govern this country must be accommodating, must have a lot of patience, must have perseverance. These are basic characteristics of leadership anywhere in the world,”

According to him, a contestant for presidency could not be reacting in such manner in the public.

“You want to be President of Nigeria and you are reacting in such a manner in public? This one will slap ADC for office as president. So I want to clear the air, there was nothing, I didn’t do anything to him,” he said.

Melaye further stated that Obi was “so provoked” and carried away by the performance of Governor Okowa, adding that he deserves “a serious apology” from the former Anambra State governor.

Melaye said Obi should be calm like the Delta State Governor.

“He was so provoked and so carried away by the performance of Governor Okowa that he was saying that somebody outside is from ANPP. Does that make any sense, is there any party like the ANPP in Nigeria today?

“Next time when you want to go for a debate, be as calm as Governor Okowa…but that was very unpresidential and I deserve a serious apology,” Melaye added.


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