A Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and Former member House of Representative, Dino Melaye has Given his Side of the Story After Exchange of Hot Words With Peter Obi at AriseTV Town Hall.
The Senator on Nov 7. took to his official twitter account and made a video to express how bad he feels and has demanded for an apology from the Labour party presidential candidate.
Dino Melaye who commenced his online video explanation started with total protocol observance.
“Fellow country men and women am doing this video just to clarify the outburst by peter obi the presidential candidate of labour party yesterday.”
According to Melaye, “Obi was not provoked, I was sitting far opposite the top seat where they were sitting. I didn’t mention his name and I was really surprised to see that that type of outburst from a presidential candidate.
Dino went ahead to ask a question “its that the type of president he is going to make? just taking on people and showing unpresidential characteristics.
The way he acted yesterday was very very bad. He rather called me out because there was no way eeeeemmm. I didn’t do anything, I didn’t call his name. “where I was sitting there was nothing I would have said that obi would have heard because where i was seated was very far from him”.
“That outburst is unwarranted, very unpresidential, unacceptable of a leader.
In Melaye’s word,he stated the characteristics of a leader, he said, “a leader must be matured, the one who want to govern this country must be very accommodating, must have a lot of patience must have perseverance, these are basic characteristics of leadership anywhere in the world”.
You want to be president of Nigeria and you are reacting in such a manner in public. “ this one go slap ADC for OffIce oo’ as president.
“So, I want to clear the air that I didn’t do anything to him”
He furthered his explanation by saying that Obi was so provoked and so carried away by the performance of Gov. Okowa, that he was saying that somebody outside is from ANPP. Does that make any sense, Is there any party like ANPP in Nigeria today.
ANPP collapsed in 2014 when they all amalgamated and merged together to form APC, but he was so isorganized, so disoriented that he was saying that the person out there is from ANPP. Is there any party like ANPP in Nigeria today?
Lastly, Melaye left Obi with an advice after which he demanded for an apology.
“Next time when you want to go for a debate, be as calm as Gov. Okowa, Be as calm as the PDP Vice presidential candidate.”
That was very unpresidential and I deserve a serious apology.