Some Nigerians have slammed the former lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye for describing the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as a baby weight.
Speaking during an interview on Monday, Melaye said Tinubu is a baby weight politician compared to the Presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
He further stated that Tinubu is lesser than the former Vice President in all ramifications, politically, medically, mentally, socially even religiously.
The former lawmaker added that Atiku cannot be compared to Tinubu in terms of political experience, connection, network and all other ratings.
He added that a candidate has to be mentally and physically fit to rule Nigeria, insinuating that the former Lagos governor is not fit to lead the country in 2023.
Following his comment, some Tinubu supporters took to Twitter to lambast Melaye, a staunch Atiku supporter, for describing the APC presidential candidate as a baby weight politician.
See some of the reactions below.
@maven_creation wrote: “What will @dino_melaye not saying about a successful politician someone that’s a total failure in his on constituency 🤣🤣🤣🤣 you were recalled by your own people failed to get their mandate again.”
@quadribawala wrote: “A baby weight that sent Atiku to Germany for medical treatment just after he was born on 8th June 2022.
“Another typical Oriade in Koto Orum sends a warning to other aspirants.”
@thatdeltagal_ wrote: “SDM have roasted Tinubu. But normally the election is between BAT and PO na.”
@ollyofkent007 wrote: “This game is becoming more interesting 🤔. I like that. I just wanna know what SDM would say when Atiku can’t make it to win the general election in 2023. Because with the look of things, Tinubu has got more political strategies than Atiku.”
@olabods30 wrote: “So people who cannot win in their constituency can come on TV to talk about ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU.”
@Iam_Jaidi wrote: “Dino Melaye don run Tinubu street. Do you want Nigerians to go from sai baba sai baba, to sai kaka sai kaka and sai kaka means grandfather.”
@AlfredIncc wrote: “Dino that lacks electoral value in his home state. It will be better for him to join them in Nollywood just maybe he will be featured as a village chief in the next Kunle Afolayan movie that will be shot in Kogi State. Radarada somebody.”
@cmpoba wrote: “A baby weight yet Atiku ran to him and he was once Tinubu’s party candidate. A baby weight yet President Buhari defeated him as APC presidential candidate. Which position was he then? Ask questions with history perceptive.”
Akinshola Akintelure is a Content Writer, a tech savvy and Social Media Manager.