Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says Senator Dino Melaye does not have what it takes to be governor of Kogi State.
Wike said this during a live media chat with selected journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, mocking the alleged governorship ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, who is a former senator.
He said, “Why would Kogi people say they would vote for a candidate like Dino? Are we joking?
“When you give Dino that ticket, you know he won’t win in Kogi State,” Wike said during the parley.
Wike added that the mere fact that someone is from a place does not equate to electoral success if such a person contests an election.
“Dino does not have what it takes (to be a governor) for crying out loud.
“He knows me very well. He does not have what it takes to be a governor.”
The Rivers governor warned that if the PDP gives the ticket to Melaye, the party is doomed to lose the exercise.
“Does it mean now that if the PDP wants to win the election, it would give the ticket to Dino and you say tomorrow that you were rigged when you have already killed yourself?
“Are we saying that we want to win an election or just have a candidate? he querried.
Wike threatened that he won’t campaign for the PDP if the party gives its governorship ticket to the former Kogi lawmaker.
He accused the PDP leadership of trying to “manipulate” the process in favour of Melaye.