Dino Melaye exposes Wike’s role in Peter Obi’s exit from PDP

Dino Melaye, the spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, on Wednesday blamed Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the last presidential election and the exit of Peter Obi from the party.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Obi is the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Melaye accused Wike of being responsible for Obi’s exit from the PDP weeks before the primary election.

During an appearance on Arise TV, Melaye, who is also a PDP governorship aspirant in Kogi State, spoke out against Wike, saying that the Rivers State governor has never truly supported the PDP.

Melaye went on to claim that Wike supported Governor Yahaya Bello’s candidate over the PDP’s candidate, Natasha Akpoti, during the Kogi Central senatorial election in the just concluded National Assembly elections.

He said, “It is Wike’s attitude and character that cost the PDP the presidency. Peter Obi left our party because of Wike. Because Wike supported the Chris Uba side during the delegates’ Congress [in Anambra]. And that was why he [Obi] left the party.

“Wike said today ‘if the party picks Dino Melaye as their flag bearer, I will not support PDP in Kogi State’. 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.”

This statement comes after Wike made it clear that he would not support the PDP in the upcoming Kogi State governorship poll if the party fields Melaye as its candidate.

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