The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state has said that Senator Dino Melaye is not an asset to the party, but a liability.
This was made known to newsmen by the chairman of the PDP Kogi West Elders Forum (KWEF), Hon. Shaibu Momoh.
Momoh, in a statement, described Melaye as a controversial figure who needs to go through a reformation period.
“The result of his recall failure by Government backed agitators are not because of his political strength but rather it is the reflection of the wider rejection by the people of the sitting APC government, their policies, unpaid salaries, pensions and gratuities and ethnic coloration rather than the love for senator Melaye, infact many people despite Dino’s rough behavior and they will not want him back.
“He is seen as too controversial and his unacceptable behaviors are the serious negative views of the public against him.
“He cannot win any election in a free and fair atmosphere and PDP should therefore not gamble with him as a candidate for now.
“He needs a serious reformation period which PDP Kogi state do not have the luxury of time to dispense.
“The leadership of PDP in the state under the apex leadership of two former governors of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, Captain Idris Wada, senator Tunde Ogbeha Alhaji Musa Ahmadu and host of other critical stakeholders have been struggling to rebrand a PDP that can recapture power from an aggressive none performing government of APC in the state.
“They have reconciled several prominent strong men and women who came back to the party and their re-entrance back to PDP is without any condition or concession but genuine.
“Some restructuring on House of Representatives, Governorship and state Houses of Assembly are on-going and imposition of a Senatorial candidate will cause a major derailment and unimaginable crises that PDP may not be able to overcome before the general election.
“The critical leaders are on ground and they understand this great danger and trap, hence their rejection of this Dino imposition,” he added.