Melaye Says Gov. Wike’s Supporters will work for PDP

The spokesman of the Atiku/PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Dino Melaye, has said some of the governors in Nyesom Wike’s camp will support the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.

The former senator of Kogi West said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday. He believes that some of the governors backing Wike will support the party in the coming general election.  

Following Atiku’s victory over Governor Wike of Rivers State in the presidential primaries, the main opposition party has been in disarray. Since then, the governor and his supporters have requested the resignation of PDP National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu, claiming that he is a native of the same area as the party’s flagbearer. They have so far been unable to be reconciled, as seen by Wike and his associates withdrawing from the party’s presidential primary.

“What is the role of Atiku Abubakar in Ayu leaving or not? To start with, the governors brought in Ayu without the consent or approval of Atiku, he “Ayu” is a creation of the governors. Governor Wike was responsible for the coming of Ayu, while governor Ortom was the guarantor.

“Ayu is their product. That is why there was no competition. That is why Ayu was the sole candidate. By the time Ayu was coming, were they thinking that Ayu was from Abia, Enugu, or Ogbomoso?

“Ayu is not Atiku’s son that he will say ‘go and sit down.’ For you to ask Atiku to take a panadol for another person’s headache shows the insincerity of purpose, heart, and commitment.

“Above all, by the grace of God, at the end of the day, we may not get everybody together, but I want to tell you that some of these governors are still going to work for their party.

“Even one of the governors — governor of Abia — when he was talking in Makurdi yesterday, said that they should vote PDP from top to bottom. He did not segregate, meaning he is ready to work for the party.”

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