Dino Melaye being the official spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar campaign was on Channels TV recently to analyze some political issues hovering around his party the PDP, and other political issues ahead of 2023. However, while answering questions from Channels TV anchor Seun on some of the top Nigerians Atiku Abubakar had brought into governement while he was the Vice President, Dino Melaye claimed that Prof. Barth Nnaji who became the minister of power is a protegé of Atiku Abubakar.
However, Tolu Ogunlesi the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on digital and new media took to his verified Twitter handle to debunk the claim of Dino Melaye. According to Tolu Ogunlesi, while fast-checking the statement of Dino Melaye regarding Prof. Barth Nnaji, stated that Prof. Barth Nnaji became the minister of power in 2011, and from all indications, Atiku Abubakar wasn’t the Vice-President as of 2011.
Going forward, the official spokesman of the Bola Tinubu campaign Mr. Festus Keyamo took to his verified Twitter handle to react to the fast-check done by Tolu Ogunlesi. Mr. Festus Keyamo thanked Tolu Ogunlesi for spotting such an error by Dino Melaye while claiming that such an error was sad.