Kogi is not Rivers, will not worship foreign god, Melaye responds to Wike’s shots
Dino Melaye, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor in Kogi State, struck back against Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, for dismissing his bid to succeed Governor Yahaya Bello.
Wike had downplayed the former Kogi West senator’s chances in the PDP governorship primary in the North-Central state during a press conference in Port Harcourt.
You know Dino won’t win in Kogi State when you give him that ticket, he said.
Why would residents of Kogi claim they would support a candidate like Dino? Are you serious?
Melaye, however, reminded the governor that Kogi is not Rivers State, where he has the power to select his successor, in a message posted to his verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
He insisted that such an authority instead belongs to God.
The former federal lawmaker expressed surprise that Wike has suddenly become the self-appointed public office regulator who could determine what would happen in states.
He wrote: “On recovering from his inebriation, Wike should be reminded that Kogi is not Rivers, and the people of Kogi State would not worship any foreign god.
“Above all, Wike should also understand that power belongs to God, and he gives it to whoever he wants, even the basest of men.
“Today, Wike can take a swipe at me, and mark me down as unqualified to govern my state, but has he forgotten that he believed my gubernatorial aspiration in 2019?
“ Can he be reminded that I have served as a member of the Federal House of Representatives and have also been elected twice into the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria?”