The roforofo fight between the Rivers State governor,Nyesom Wike and Senator Dino Melaye, a chieftain of the PDP for the Kogi State governorship election is assuming an interesting dimension.
On Tuesday, Melaye had pilloried Wike, accusing him of desperation in the attempt to become vice presidential candidate of the PDP and consequently moving to destroy the PDP when he could not get the mandate.
Melaye had also warned Wike to stay off the politics of Kogi State, even though he had admitted on national television, that Wike sponsored his election in 2019 heavily.
Saying that Wike was very likely to sponsor am aspirant supported by the state governor, Yahaya Bello, Melaye however said Wike’s sponsorship was of no value, as the people he had sponsored previously failed.
On Wednesday, spokesman of the PDP governorship campaign council, Mr Ogbona Nwuke, took on Melaye, saying he the former senator was too low to tackle Wike.
He said: “Dino isn’t man enough to talk to Governor Nyesom Wike. Yusuf allied with Wike and beat Dino black and blue when they vied for the Senatorial ticket of the PDP in Kogi.
“How can a man who could not win his senatorial district aspire to lead a state? I think this may be what Governor Wike was alluding to. Dino is a wet doll, who thought and still thinks that riding on the back of Atiku would give him the key to the Kogi State Government House.
Nwuke said it would be difficult for Melaye to pick the PDP ticket, but added that even if he succeeded, he would not win the election because he lacked the capacity to win.
According to him, “getting the PDP ticket is one thing, winning the election is another. Dino will find out later how things work. He will find out as the saying goes that ‘khaki no be leather’.
“Even if Dino were to see daylight, he will never be the kind of governor that Wike has become. Dino is so fake that one of his pursuits when turns governor, would be to use Kogi money to increase his stock of shoes, cars and wristwatches.
“There is a brand of Camry that car dealers call ‘big for nothing’. I have always wondered why the vehicle is big for nothing. Somehow, Dino’s mien, behaviour and appearance explain why certain persons and objects are described as big for nothing.
“Dino is simply big for nothing. His quest to be governor of Kogi is dead on arrival. Both the blind and the one who was once blind can see it. It does not matter what Melaye says about Wike or how he says it. He thrashes. To the trash can of history will he return. History will remember Wike kindly. I cannot say that for Dino.
“Listening to Dino Melaye talk, the first thing that crosses your mind is that uncanny feeling that this man, who comes across as a well-clad gentleman could be mentally challenged.
“You really can see it in the way he talks, the way he acts. What can you say about a layabout who on one occasion while mimicking someone kept falling down and standing up on stage?”