According to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Senator Dino Melaye does not possess the qualities of becoming Kogi State’s number one citizen.
Wike stated this today, during a media chat with selected journalists in Port Harcourt, where he also said the PDP would lose the gubernatorial election if it present Melaye as its candidate.
In his words, the Governor said: “When you give Dino that ticket, you know he won’t win in Kogi State. Why would Kogi people say they would vote for a candidate like Dino? Are we joking?”
“Dino does not have what it takes [to be a governor] for crying out loud”. He knows me very well. He does not have what it takes to be a governor.
“Does it mean now that if the PDP wants to win the election, it would give the ticket to Dino and you say tomorrow that you were rigged when you have already killed yourself?”
“Are we saying that we want to win an election or just have a candidate?” he queried.
Wike also rebutted a journalist who asked him if he was going to campaign for the PDP if Melaye gets the party’s ticket, saying: “Do you need to ask me that kind of question? Are you not aware that I would not do that?”