Melaye accused Tinubu of plagiarizing the campaign manifesto and slogan of the late MKO Abiola.
The former Kogi West Senator stated that Tinubu copied Abiola’s 1993 presidential campaign slogan out of desperation.
In a tweet, Melaye said Tinubu’s ideas are archaic, adding that they are no longer in tune with present realities in Nigeria.
Melaye said Tinubu’s manifesto was ‘renewed hopelessness.’
He wrote: “In desperation to be like Abiola, Tinubu is photocopying Abiola in all ramifications. Abiola did a Muslim Muslim ticket, and Tinubu is doing Muslim Muslim too. Abiola picked a Kanuri man as Vice President, and Tinubu too picked a Kanuri man too. Abiola’s slogan was Hope 93, and Tinubu’s own is Renewed Hope 2023.
“Actually Renewed Hopelessness. I’m not worried about the age of Tinubu but about the age of his ideas. Too archaic and out of tune with modern realities. Vote Atiku Abubakar.”
This allegation is coming a day after Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu also accused Tinubu of copying Abiola’s manifesto.