Presidential Campaign Council spokesman Atiku Abubakar Dino Melaye cited Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike as the reason for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP’s defeat in the last presidential poll.
He said Wike was also responsible for removing Labor Party candidate Peter Obi from the PDP to switch to the party a few weeks before the primaries.
Melaye, an aspiring PDP governor in Kogi State, said so in a speech on Arise TV.
Recall that Wike has said that he will not support the PDP in the upcoming Kogi Governorate vote if the party takes Melaye as the candidate.
But former senator Kogi West said Wike has never supported the PDP, adding that he supported Governor Yahaya Bello’s candidate against the party’s candidate for the Kogi Central senatorial election, Natasha Akpoti, in the recently concluded parliamentary elections.
“Because Wike supported the Chris Uba side during the delegates’ Congress [in Anambra]. And that was why he [Obi] left the party.
“He has never supported PDP. When Natasha [Akpoti] ran this time around, he was supporting Yahaya Bello’s candidate against Natasha in the just concluded 2023 elections.”