A former Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, has backed the presidential aspiration of former vice, Atiku Abubakar, saying he will win the 2023 poll with a landslide.
Melaye, while featuring on TVC â€™s current affairs programme, Journalistsâ€™ Hangout, expressed satisfaction with the conduct and outcome of the 2022 presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The former lawmaker equally expressed his confidence in the partyâ€™s ability to wrestle power from the APC government in 2023.
According to him, the convention produced the best candidate to fly the partyâ€™s flag in a free and fair contest that every participant is proud of.
Reacting to questions about his switch of support from the former Senator President, Bukola Saraki to former Vice Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, the former lawmaker made it clear that he never switched support.
He explained that he supported Saraki 100 per cent while he was with him.
â€œI did not switch support from Saraki to Atiku. I was 100 per cent with Saraki when I was with him. I have no problem with Saraki, I still saw him this morning and we both laughed together.
â€œI chose Atiku this time because I have to stay with the known to the unknown. At this time, we need a unifier, who can unite Nigeria. One who cannot be seen as a Muslim, or Christian. Atiku is a popular person whose name is known every in Nigeria. So I moved from unknown to known. So, I did not switch support but support the man who can make Nigeria great,â€