Politics

Wike Not Custodian Of Rivers Votes – Melaye

The Spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign organisation, Dino Melaye, has said Governor Nyesom Wike is not the custodian of votes in Rivers State.

This was after Wike stated that the state will not vote for the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar.

Speaking on Channels Television, Melaye stated that with the advent of BVAS, gone are the days when governors could write the result of elections in their state.

“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 a 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,” Melaye said.

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