Sen. Dino Melaye, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) contender for governor in Kogi State, has claimed that Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, is experiencing post-election trauma.
Since Melaye expressed interest in running for governor as the PDP candidate, and Wike responded by kicking against it, the two have engaged in a confrontation.
On April 11, the Rivers governor told the media in Port Harcourt that the former Kogi senator lacked the qualifications needed to hold the position of governor.
The former federal lawmaker, while reacting said Wike’s rift with him to was hinged on his failure to secure the party’s presidential ticket in 2022 and the refusal of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to choose him as his running mate.
He clinched the party’s ticket on Monday to run for the November 11 governorship election.
Speaking on the matter while appearing on Arise Television program on Wednesday, Melaye described Wike as a drug and alcoholic induced individual, saying he has no time to talk about such a personality.
He said, “Wike is one who is about to be taken off the shelf so I will not bother myself discussing with a man who is about leaving the office and is suffering from post-election trauma.
“I want to concentrate seriously on my election and how to rescue the people of Kogi State.
“I do not have time actually for a drug and alcoholic-induced individual”.