Former Kogi West senator and Spokesperson of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Dino Melaye has said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, would not allow Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to pull down the party.
Melaye said this while speaking on Channels Television public affairs programme, Politics Today. He said that the misunderstanding between Atiku and Wike was a minor issue and people are over escalating the situation.
He said: “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.”
The two PDP heavyweights have been at loggerheads since the party’s presidential primaries. Wike is also aggrieved that Atiku ignored him and picked Governor Ifeanyi Okiwa as his running mate.