The former Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has asked the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, to wait for his time after the 2023 presidential election.
In a video shared on his verified Twitter page on Thursday, Obi stated the former Anambra Governor has a great potential of being Nigeria’s president in the nearest future.
Melaye stated that Obi cannot win the 2023 presidential election but he is one of the finest Nigerians who is intellectually mobile, and administratively sagacious.
He stated that Obi’s agenda to cut the cost of governance as he has listened to in Obi’s campaigns is not as important as unifying the country’s ethnic groups.
He said: “Peter Obi is one of the finest Nigerians who is intellectually mobile, and administratively sagacious, a great Nigerian and has a great potential of being Nigeria’s president in the nearest future.
“I celebrate you Peter Obi, and I celebrate your movement. I celebrate your conscientisation of the Nigerian youth and the public on governance.
“But I want to advise, your time is not now because you’ve to wait for your time. I’ve listened to your postulations. I’ve listened to your arguments, deliveries and campaigns, and 90% of your campaign is dwelling on reducing the cost of governance.
“The problem of this country is beyond just cutting the cost of governance… You don’t need to become governance before you can cut the cost of governance. If you have a very effective Minister of Finance, budget and planning, CBN governor and chairman of the Economic team, you can cut governance with the operation of the president.
“What we need today in Nigeria is to unify this country. The country is so divided. There’s no trust between the North and the South.”