Wike doesn’t control electorate in Rivers – Melaye

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Dino Melaye, a spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party’s Presidential Campaign Council, has stated that Rivers State Governor Wike is not the custodian of votes in the state.

Melaye stated this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

Internal crisis in the PDP has taken another turn with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State saying that he would not support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2023 elections.

So far, five governors of the party have drawn a line between themselves and the party’s presidential candidate.

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Asked if Atiku is in trouble considering the crisis rocking the party, Melaye said, “It’s very fallacious for you to think that because that governor is not with your candidate he will lose the state.

“I will cast your mind back to a day when you sat down and wrote result for state. We are not in that era any longer. With the advent of BVAS and electronic transmission of results, in Rivers State for example Governor Wike is not the custodian or he is not to appropriate the votes of Rivers.

“If you now go to elections as it’s now with electoral reforms, the grassroots matters; the electorate matter; the youth and women matter. That is why Atiku is speaking directly to the conscience of the electorate.”