The former vice-president, on March 23, formally declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidency on the platform of the PDP.
A few days before announcing his presidential bid, North-East Business Forum, a support group, purchased the N40 million nomination and expression of interest forms for him.
Speaking during the presentation, Melaye described Atiku as “one single Nigerian we must show confidence in”.
He said the former vice-president possesses the “art of civil administration and the rudiments of politics”.
“We are here to present the form of the only unifier of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
“We are here to present the form of the Ronaldo and Messi of PDP.
“By the grace of God, as I hand over the microphone to chief Raymond Dokpesi to present these completed forms to the national organising secretary, I want to state unequivocally that many of us when we call on God, God doesn’t give us missed calls.
“When we call Him, He picks up our call. And He called me and he said Dino, I said yes my Lord. He called the second time again, I said yes my Lord. He called the third time, and he said: Atiku would be the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Shehu Sani, ex-senator representing Kaduna central, was among the delegation.
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