Former Kogi West senator Dino Melaye has called the G-5 group, led by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, inconsequential in the just concluded presidential election.
Melaye asserted that the Wike-led faction cannot take credit for Atiku Abubakar’s defeat as the PDP’s presidential candidate.
Recall that Wike, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Seyi Makinde of Oyo and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Oyo State, all withdrew their support from PDP at a national level following the outcome of the Presidential primary in May 2022.
With the help of the other four governors who made up the G5, Wike, who had promised to support whoever won the primary poll, broke his word and started working against Atiku and the PDP.
However, none of the G5 governors were elected to serve as senatorial district representatives in the tenth National Assembly, while Makinde is currently fighting for reelection to a second term.
However, Melaye said Wike and his group could not win their senatorial seat; hence can’t claim glory over Atiku’s loss.
In a tweet, Melaye said Wike only helped the All Progressives Congress, APC, through thuggery.
He wrote: “G5 has no relevance in the just concluded presidential election. The G5 who could not deliver themselves for their senate bid cannot be the ones claiming glory in Atiku’s loss. Even Wike, outside thuggery and coercion of INEC officials, had nothing to contribute to APC votes in Rivers.”