Fiery former Kogi West senator, Sen. Dino Melaye, has said People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the forth-coming 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, would not open his eyes wide and allow Governor Nyesom Wike of Rives State to pull down the party.
Sen. Melaye, however, said that the misunderstanding between Atiku and Governor Wike was a minor issue.
Featuring on Channels Television, last Friday, Sen. Melaye said people were escalating the issue between Atiku and ythe Rivers State governor.
Said he, “Democracy is noisy and at times disagreement; but that disagreement doesn’t mean that now we are going to pull down the roof. Governor Wike will not pull down the roof of PDP; he will not do that.
“Atiku Abubakar will not allow anybody; not even Wike to pull down the roof of the PDP. I am telling you that PDP is one big reliable family. These distractions are minor things.
“Governor Wike has his misgivings and he is entitled to it. He is complaining about one or two things and he is entitled to it. I am not going to get into details of what he’s complaining about, but he is aggrieved with one or two issues.
“And as I said, there has been communication between Governor Wike and Atiku Abubakar. And it has not stopped at that; they are still talking. People are over-escalating the situation. It’s normal.”
Recall that Governor Wike and Atiku had been at loggerheads since the PDP’s presidential primaries, especially after the former vice president ditched the Rives State governor to pick Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as his running mate.