Describes Wike As An Attention Seeker
Senator Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi State has come down hard again on Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State.
Melaye appeared on the morning show on Wednesday on Arise Tv and addressed issues surrounding his clinching of the PDP ticket in Kogi State.
When asked to clarify why Wike had described him as not having capacity to be a Governor, Melaye replied and said
“Wike is an expired drug that is about to be taken off the shelf”
Melaye said he would rather focus on speaking about Kogi State than doubling down on a person driven by alcohol. Melaye said Wike labelled himself as driven by alcohol when he gave an interview by 10am in the morning and said he was busy drinking “40 year old Whiskey”
Melaye accused Wike of wasting Rivers State resources on frivolous media interviews, elaborate project initiation and commissioning events that were unnecessary. He described Wike as an attention seeker who will do anything to be the topic of conversation.
The Kogi governorship hopeful recalled that in 2019, Wike gave him money and the use of his private jet to support his (Melaye’s) governorship election. He said that alone showed Wike supported someone he knew could deliver in governance
Melaye noted that up till now, he had not used any derogatory words on Nyesom Wike because he respected him as someone who supported him in the past.
He said his problem started when he refused to support the presidential ambition of Nyesom Wike.
He recalled that Wike himself was helped by former Rivers State Governors, Peter Odili and Rotimi Amaechi to become local government chairman, chief of staff and Minister of the Federal Republic.
Melaye also said former first lady, Patience Jonathan, used her resources and connections to help Wike achieve his governorship ambition.
He added that in the case of Wike, once he helps you, he goes around and talks to everyone about it and recalled the case of late Alabo Graham Douglas, a worthy son of Rivers State who died recently. Melaye said Wike gave the Douglas family N50million, and went around telling the entire nation about the donation.