Nyesom Wike is back in the news again.
This time he has taken aim at the gubernatorial ambition of Dino Melaye.
Dino had expressed his desire to become the next Kogi Governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike spoke today in Port Harcourt during an interview with Channels TV.
Wike described Dino as a jester and said the governorship seat is for serious minded people. He reiterated further that Dino was not fit or competent to be Governor and that the PDP will fail if they hand Dino the party’s ticket.
Wike is quoted as saying:
“If you give Dino the governorship ticket, you know he will fail; there is no way he can win. Why will Kogi people say they would vote for a candidate like Dino?
“People can’t vote for Dino because he is from Kogi; Dino does not have what it takes to govern the state or be a governor. It’s not by coming on television to act drama or insult Wike.”
When pressed to explain further on why Dino is unfit to be Governor, Wike said Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, brought Dino to him (Wike) and therefore Dino knows why he (Wike) is having that view about him. He said would speak no more on this until Dino Melayo comes out to address him (Wike) directly.
Dino Melaye joins a long list of aspirants hoping to get the ticket of the PDP in Kogi State. There were 10 aspirants including Dino Melaye, cleared to run by the PDP screening committee in Kogi State.