See Five of Our Favourite Disses From Day One of ‘The Candidates’

November 18, 2022

This week, we announced our partnership with Daria Media for a series of presidential town halls called “The Candidates”, and promised exclusive gist on every one of the candidates. 

And now, we are here to give you all the tea.



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The series started on November 17, 2022, with Prince Adewole Adebayo and his running mate, Alhaji Yusuf Buhari, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) as the first people on the hot seat.




It started off slow and mellow, but as the questions got hotter, shots were getting thrown across the room from Adebayo to past presidents, the CBN governor, and even the show’s host, Kadaria herself.



Here’s a list of the top five disses from the presidential candidate. 

The FG diss

When the host, Kadaria Ahmed, asked about Adebayo’s thoughts on secession, he first started off by bluntly stating that secession is a “no” in his book. 

However, he ended with a clapback, saying that he has even more respect for controversial  Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, than the Federal Government.


We can only imagine how Buhari would feel if he heard that.

[Source: Nairaloaded]

The Peter Obi Diss

Adebayo made bold claims about Obi investing state money in “family business”. He also doesn’t believe that a “Southern president is needed to solve southern problems.”

The Jonathan Diss

Ex-presidents were not left out of Adebayo’s shooting range, as our guy made another bold claim (again) that Bayelsa people were “praying for him to become president”, during his recent visit, since “the Bayelsa man [Goodluck Jonathan] who became president never solved Bayelsa’s problems.”

But this statement was made for a man who visited flood-ridden areas in Bayelsa and sympathized with its victims in October 2022, which is more than what we can say for our current president.

The right of self-determination diss

When Kadaria grilled Adebayo on his thoughts on the right of self-determination and on those who feel marginalized and wanted to leave, Adebayo sincerely couldn’t care less about marginalized feelings as he said:

“I don’t see why anyone would want to walk away from Nigeria, as we have efficient resources. But you can walk away if you like. That’s why we issue passports”.




According to Article 1 of the UN Charter of 1945, the right to self-determination is an international law allowing “the right of a people to determine their own destiny.”

In other words, people can choose their own political status and determine their own form of economic, social, and cultural development.

His thoughts on skilled jobs?

Adebayo even tackled our dear host Kadaria with her comments about job creation. Here’s how the conversation went:

Kadaria: “So with the creation of 200 jobs, you’re talking about non-skilled jobs and all of that?”

Adebayo: “I don’t know what you call “non-skilled jobs”. A person who makes chairs is skilled enough. It’s because of the arrogance of the elite that one would say being a journalist is a skilled job.”

But she handled the comment like the pro that she is.


And that’s all for now folks. Stay glued to our pages on Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok for more exclusive coverage of “The Candidates”. You can also follow @TheDariaMedia on Twitter and Facebook and @dariamediang on Instagram.

We will be back again with Day Two of ‘The Candidates’, scheduled for November 18, 2022.


ALSO READ: What We Learned from Day One of ‘The Candidates’

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